White Cloth Hall - part demolition?

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Re: White Cloth Hall - part demolition?

Postby tilly » Wed 17 Aug, 2016 4:18 pm

To me it looks like the owner of this big chunk of land bought it with a view to flatten every thing on the site by this i mean all of the shops and build on the site.Must have thought the Old Cloth Hall was a no go rebuild what a shock they must have had wy else would you buy that site it has been run down for many years in a bad state of repair.I know some of the property's are privately owned but with the state they are in i would have thought long term they would sell if made an offer they could not refuse.I could be barking up the wrong tree ?
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Re: White Cloth Hall - part demolition?

Postby mark1978 » Thu 18 Aug, 2016 5:34 pm

Wouldn't surprise me at all!

I've made some discreet insider investigations and it seems things are going on behind the scenes re the Cloth Hall. A team has been assembled within the Council to work on the rennovation / rebuild and they are meeting very regularly at the moment to develop plans. We will see...
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Re: White Cloth Hall - part demolition?

Postby volvojack » Thu 18 Aug, 2016 5:51 pm

When did the Cloth hall disappear, The Kirkgate side must have been shops for over a hundred years and likewise on the Corn Exchange side which was a warren of old small warehouses, businesses when I was a lad nearly 80 years ago.

With no disrespect to anyone this discussion opens with " A Lady visitor from Brazil thought Kirkgate was the most beautiful she had seen and the buildings were stunning" ??
There is no one who loves my home city more than I and my wife and family living here in the West Country are constantly amused by my constant desire to return, but I always thought from Cross York St. upwards on the left side of Kirkgate was grotty.
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Re: White Cloth Hall - part demolition?

Postby tyke bhoy » Sat 27 Aug, 2016 9:13 am

volvojack wroteColon
With no disrespect to anyone this discussion opens with " A Lady visitor from Brazil thought Kirkgate thought it was the most beautiful she had seen and the buildings were stunning" ??
There is no one who loves my home city more than I and my wife and family living here in the West Country are constantly amused by my constant desire to return, but I always thought from Cross York St. upwards on the left side of Kirkgate was grotty.
Shall not be offended by any adverse comments made in reply to this. Jack Daly..

I think she was probably talking about the market buildings which only fleetingly adjoin Kirkgate. No argument from me that the area of Kirkgate between the Cross York Street and New York Street is, at the moment rather grotty. That's why it needs to be restored where possible and redeveloped where not.
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Re: White Cloth Hall - part demolition?

Postby volvojack » Sat 27 Aug, 2016 12:31 pm

tyke bhoy wroteColon
volvojack wroteColon
With no disrespect to anyone this discussion opens with " A Lady visitor from Brazil thought Kirkgate thought it was the most beautiful she had seen and the buildings were stunning" ??
There is no one who loves my home city more than I and my wife and family living here in the West Country are constantly amused by my constant desire to return, but I always thought from Cross York St. upwards on the left side of Kirkgate was grotty.
Shall not be offended by any adverse comments made in reply to this. Jack Daly..

I think she was probably talking about the market buildings which only fleetingly adjoin Kirkgate. No argument from me that the area of Kirkgate between the Cross York Street and New York Street is, at the moment rather grotty. That's why it needs to be restored where possible and redeveloped where not.




Sorry if I appear to be a bit thick but am still puzzled as to the actual Cloth hall whereabouts, did it embrace the shops in Kirkgate from the Scotsman Pub downwards or was it just around the back near the Corn Exchange ?.
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Re: White Cloth Hall - part demolition?

Postby buffaloskinner » Sat 27 Aug, 2016 12:47 pm

volvojack wroteColon Sorry if I appear to be a bit thick but am still puzzled as to the actual Cloth hall whereabouts, did it embrace the shops in Kirkgate from the Scotsman Pub downwards or was it just around the back near the Corn Exchange ?.


This website will probably explain a brief outline of it Jack, either that or you will have to trawl back through all the thread.

https://leeds-list.com/culture/architec ... ve-danger/
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Re: White Cloth Hall - part demolition?

Postby volvojack » Sat 27 Aug, 2016 1:42 pm

Thanks buffaloskinner for the attachments,
These alone are very interesting and will do as you suggest and do some trawling. Regards
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Re: White Cloth Hall - part demolition?

Postby buffaloskinner » Mon 29 Aug, 2016 5:51 pm

You may also want to read this which I first posted in April 2011

http://www.secretleeds.com/viewtopic.ph ... 8&start=70
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Re: White Cloth Hall - part demolition?

Postby buffaloskinner » Wed 31 Aug, 2016 5:55 pm

Architect in place to help save Leeds First White Cloth Hall

Read more at: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/n ... -1-8096625
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Re: White Cloth Hall - part demolition?

Postby volvojack » Wed 31 Aug, 2016 8:15 pm

Good News, lets hope it all comes to fruition.

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