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Leeds Photographic Memories

Leeds Photographic Memories

The photo 'Leeds, City Square and Queens Hotel c1965' appears in this book.

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Caption for Leeds, City Square And Queen's Hotel C1965: At the beginning of the 20th century a room at the Queen's Hotel cost 4s a night, breakfast 3s and dinner 5s. The Great Northern and the Metropole hotels were similarly priced, but the Grand Central in Briggate offered rooms from 4s 6d and dinner at 3s 6d.

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Memories of Leeds

Worked at Bata shoe store in 1962 /1964 would love to see a pic of this store - was next to Mac Fisheries and near Craven A Cafe. I worked with Gloria Oliver from Wortley. On Sat nights we went to the ladies loos opposite to have a wash and brush up and change our clothes so we could go on our night out! great times.

My mother, Doreen Hall (Nee Bilton), related these memories to me: I started nursing at St James’ Hospital, Leeds (Jimmy's) in 1948. I was 17 years old, the only one straight from school. I didn’t need any qualifications – but I had my school certificate. There were about three months of training before (...Read full memory)

This photograph shows a Wednesday afternoon, early closing day, hence the low volume of traffic and few shoppers. The year is definitely 1951. On the left is myself and my apprentice electrician seen manhandling the long ladder outside William Timpson's shoe shop. The other people are just members of (...Read full memory)

In 1982 I bought my first VHS camera and with my friend, Leeds resident Steve Skinner, we shot our first amateur video called, "The Man With A Mountain On His Head." It was filmed in a day, entirely in the Leeds area, and "edited in camera". The video won first prize at a film (...Read full memory)

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