Schofields

Bunkers, shelters and other buildings
Samson
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Postby Samson » Fri 30 May, 2008 1:43 am

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Samson
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Postby Samson » Fri 30 May, 2008 1:45 am

Finally a picture of a person who may be Snowden Schofield?

So any help confirming it will be appreciated!
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Postby oldleedsman » Fri 30 May, 2008 3:32 pm

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oldleedsman
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Postby oldleedsman » Fri 30 May, 2008 3:34 pm

And another picture from that site which most of us will remember well.
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Trojan
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Postby Trojan » Sun 01 Jun, 2008 1:45 pm

oldleedsman wrote:
That's great background info Samson.
There's some useful info on Schofields at this site
http://www.leeds.gov.uk/discover/discovery.asp?page=20031028_930446804&topic=2003114_561367214&subsection=2003114_579372585&subsubsection=2003114_430202663

I remember Schofields when it looked like that. It was considered a "cut above" Lewis's, it had carpets on the floor, it also sold Persian carpets and they were expensive, £200/300 at today's prices what? £5k? There were a couple of other posh shops, Marshall and Snelgrove (already mentioned) and Matthias Robinson, which if I'm not mistaken was where Debenhams is now on Briggate.
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Postby Shazza » Tue 03 Jun, 2008 3:08 pm

My mum and my aunty used to take me for lunch in the 70s when I was no'but a bairn ;-)

The main thing I remember about the restaurant was the large sepia picture on the wall (it took up most of the wall from what I remember) and think it was a picture of Bolton Abbey.

I'd forgotten about the hot air curtain til I read it on here!

Also remember the kitchen department (loved kitchen gadgets even then!), the record department on Lands Lane and the bridge between the two buildings. Such a crying shame it was knocked down.
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Postby Trojan » Sun 07 Sep, 2008 10:36 am

The first department store in Leeds was Grand Pygmalion, and it stood on Boar Lane - when it closed in 1927, the premises were occupied by C & A Modes - I remember the old C & A Modes shop, which was demolished in the late sixties and a new building erected on the same site, meanwhile C & A occupied the upper floor of another shop further up Albion Street. However, Schofields.
Schofields was founded by Snowden Schofield, who was born in Bradford where he was apprenticed to the department store Brown Muff. After working in various other places he opened his first shop in the newly built Victoria Arcade in 1901.
        
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Postby kierentc » Sun 07 Sep, 2008 4:39 pm

BLAKEY wrote:

As far as central Leeds goes, we must be grateful for small mercies in that the beautiful exteriors of Lewiss's and the Odeon have been very commendably preservrd and respected by the developers to be fair. Lewiss's (Broadgate at Leeds) is approaching completion and all the lovely white Portland stone is being refurbished and extended so top marks to them for that.



shame they've totally raped and pillaged the interior though, by ripping out those fabulous 30s staircase Angry

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Postby Uno Hoo » Mon 08 Sep, 2008 12:15 am

Like Dalehelms' post way back in April towards start of this thread, my wife and I ordered our first dinner service from Schofields as a wedding present from my godmother (1969). I think the restaurant had gone by then, being replaced by a cafeteria.

My own memory of the restaurant was the water fountain feature, and being taught the pronunciation of "hors d'oeuvres" after trying to read it from the menu. My mother only allowed us to have fishcakes there ( the cheapest items), but Auntie Betty, my godmother, was more generous. Even Selfridges restaurant in London didn't impress me more.
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Postby Bramley4woods » Mon 08 Sep, 2008 12:54 am

kierentc wrote:
BLAKEY wrote:

As far as central Leeds goes, we must be grateful for small mercies in that the beautiful exteriors of Lewiss's and the Odeon have been very commendably preservrd and respected by the developers to be fair. Lewiss's (Broadgate at Leeds) is approaching completion and all the lovely white Portland stone is being refurbished and extended so top marks to them for that.



shame they've totally raped and pillaged the interior though, by ripping out those fabulous 30s staircase Angry


Didn't know that:

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