Leeds, Woodhouse Moor 1897

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Caption for Leeds, Woodhouse Moor 1897: This broad space was turned into a public park in 1840. For centuries before it had been a common, where villagers had grazed their cattle. It was embellished by statues of Queen Victoria and Wellington, transferred from Victoria Square. The people of Leeds flocked here at weekends to listen to the band playing and to savour the fresh air.

An extract from Leeds Photographic Memories.

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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.

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.

I lived in Leeds from 1961 to 1965 as a student at the branch college of Commerce. We used to hang out in a coffee shop on New Brigade called the Flamingo.There were other coffee shops such as the Riviera on the same street. I have a lot of memories from the Lewis's department store, especially the basement where I (...Read full memory)

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

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Caption for Leeds, Woodhouse Moor 1897: This broad space was turned into a public park in 1840. For centuries before it had been a common, where villagers had grazed their cattle. It was embellished by statues of Queen Victoria and Wellington, transferred from Victoria Square. The people of Leeds flocked here at weekends to listen to the band playing and to savour the fresh air.

An extract from Leeds Photographic Memories.

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