These photo gems showcase shops and pubs as well as a raft of landmarks and take you to the heart of corner of the community known locally as Newtown. The images are published courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service and photographic archive Leodis, which is run by Leeds Library & Information Service.
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A view of the junction of Cherry Row with Lincoln Road in August 1958. This part of Burmantofts was also known as Newtown. At the very left edge is Lincoln Field Row, then, with advertising on the side of the end property, is Lincoln Street. The building with the arched doors and windows is the old Lincoln Fields Wesleyan Methodist Sunday School, at number 6 Hill Street, located at the junction with Cherry Row and Hill Street. It has a sign above the entrance advertising ‘Empire House-Farmlands Egg Stores Ltd.’ In the centre at numbers 12 & 14 are the premises of the Leeds Industrial Co-operative Society. The white building on Cherry Row, is the Moulders Arms pub. Lincoln Road is far right. Lincoln Road is visible at the extreme right edge.
The former premises of W.B. Moore & Son, provision merchants on York Road. The building is derelict, with broken windows and shutters on ground floor windows. A man is standing in the doorway. To the left is a day nursery with some terraced houses behind. Pictured in July 1951.
Rosebud Walk in May 1956. To the left is B. Berwin Ltd., clothing manufacturers, on Roseville Road.
The junction of Arthur Street with Stoney Rock Lane in May 1956. A brick wall blocks the end of Arthur Street except for stone steps providing access. On the end wall is an advertisement for Gas, plus one for Colman’s Lump Starch on the row end.
The Tulip Inn as seen from Princess Row. This Hammonds Ales pub fronts onto Dolly Lane. The landlord was Clifford Cracknell and the address was 42 Dolly Lane. At this side are gates to a yard where deliveries would be made. The inn had storage cellars or vaults where the kegs of ale could be kept. Far right is the access to toilets for the back to back houses on Primrose Row. Pictured in August 1958.
A view across Cherry Row to the old Lincoln Fields Wesleyan Methodist Sunday School at the junction with Hill Street. This locality is known as Newtown. Pictured in August 1958.
August 1958 and in focus is Lincoln Field Grove, a row of back-to-back terraced houses. This view is of the evens side of the street looking across from Primrose Place. Far left is number 12 with the family group sitting outside and numbers descend in sequence to the right. Two entrances in the centre access the yards with outside toilet facilities.
A shopkeeper stands in the doorway of her grocers on the corner of Lincoln Field Grove and Lincoln Field Row in August 1958. Advertisements for Lyons Tea, Brooke Bond Tea and Cherry Blossom Shoe Polish are displayed outside. Far right, part of Lincoln Field Mount can be glimpsed.
A Coronation street party held in honour of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 and shows a group of local children, all from the Roseville Road area of Burmantofts.
Argyle Mount in 1956. In view on the right edge is the rear of a large garage on warehouse on Grimston Street which may have been the premises for a hay and straw merchant at one time.
The Tulip Inn on Dolly Lane in August 1958. Over the door there is the word ‘vaults’ which would mean that the pub had cellar storage for the kegs of ale below. The landlord at this time was Clifford Cracknell.
A long view of Lincoln Street in August 1958. Several people are visible in the photograph and a car is parked on the street.
A block of four back to back brick built houses on Haymount Place in August 1958. The two fronting Haymount Place are number 23 on the left and number 25. Number 23 has a bay window which looks out on to Lincoln Field Row. The adjoining two houses can be accessed from Hill Side Street seen far left. The locality was known as Newtown.
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