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Caption for Leeds, The Civic Hall, Calverley Street C1965: The civic hall was designed by E Vincent Harris and opened with much ceremony in 1933, with temporary stands being erected for spectators. It is curious in that the façade incorporates features in two distinct traditions - the classical four-column portico and pediment, and the Wren-style slim towers. The side elevations, however, are in a more modern style. Behind and to the left are buildings of the Central Colleges.

An extract from Leeds Photographic Memories.

Memories of Leeds

I remember Leeds best as it was, now the new Buildings are ugly the beautiful area in front of the Civic Hall concreted over in the name of the Millenium they are destroying the beautiful Architecture and building monstrosities the Market is nothing like it used to be stalls closing all the time ,yes the Leeds of the past was wonderful

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 is a very evocative photo, bringing back many memories. I would point out that the image is of Leeds Town Hall not City Hall, Leeds has a Town Hall and a Civic Hall but not a City Hall.

I was born in Quarry Hill Flats, it brings back a lot of memories.

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