The Cattle Market

Bunkers, shelters and other buildings
jf
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Postby jf » Sun 17 Jun, 2007 10:46 pm

Great stuff Drapesy - I've driven past that bricked up doorway several times and wondered what it was for - it looked quite ornate, like railway architecture. Now I know!
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Postby Jailhouse John » Fri 22 Jun, 2007 1:40 pm

simonm wrote:
Lik I said before about that wall, I'm sure there is a beasts head on it somewhere. Either that one or the one at the back. I remember seeing one years ago.



There was a beasts head on each corner of the wall.
As a young grandson of a farmer I used to go with my grandad to the auctions whenever he was selling some beasts and I would have to wait whilst he slipped into the Market for a quick one.

I found this out elsewhere:

A new public abattoir and wholesale meat market was built in 1899, at the junction of Harper Street with New York Street. It was a magnificent building, costing over £25,000. It replaced the inadequate and insanitary old slaughterhouses, and the Markets Committee spoke with pride of 'The improved sanitary conditions under which the business will be conducted, and the general convenience of the buildings and fittings, will they believe, give satisfaction to all concerned.'
Meanwhile the old cattle market situated on Camp Road was moved to a site on Gelderd Road, and was called the Victoria Cattle Market.
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Postby drapesy » Fri 22 Jun, 2007 2:31 pm

From Leodis. This is part of 'The Shambles' in 1897 - 2 streets (Fleet Street and Cheapside - above is Cheapside) that ran from Briggate to Vicar Lane - Where the 'Victoria Quarter' is now. The area was demolished soon after the date of this picture. The Shambles comprised butcher's shops with slaughterhouses at the rear
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Postby farbank » Fri 29 Jun, 2007 4:14 pm

Don't want to pour too much cold water on your 'bully' Drapesy. But the original pillars to the entrance gateway to the market was where the most magnificent head was displayed.! This was removed on the orders of the then Director of Museums, Mr. Maynard Mitchell upon closure of the market. I was given to understand at the time, upon enquiring, that it would be located ,along with other notable carvings, at the Armley Mills Museum. One of the carvings in question was one I personally wanted rescued. It was the carved head of the Victorian fireman, complete with helmet. That once adorned the 'archway' at the Central Fire Stn., Park Street.

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Postby drapesy » Fri 29 Jun, 2007 4:49 pm

I don't see how this information diminishes poor old 'Bully' he's a survivor - still crazy after all these years. The fact that there used to be a bigger or better one is irrelevant to him- there's a better one outside the old tannery on Kirkstall Road.
Is Khafre's pyramid at Giza worthless because Khufu's pyramid lies next to it and is slightly bigger??
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Postby farbank » Fri 29 Jun, 2007 5:12 pm

Touche.!
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Postby drapesy » Fri 29 Jun, 2007 5:37 pm

Thanks. I've got quite attached to Bully, I cant help feeling a bit protective towards him!!! Knowing my luck the building he's attached to will probably be demolished next week and he'll be gone forever. sob!
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Postby fluffysheep » Fri 29 Jun, 2007 5:50 pm

Not related to the cattle market, but in keeping with the animal's heads theme...saw this at Chandlers Wharf on The Calls.
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Postby fluffysheep » Fri 29 Jun, 2007 5:52 pm

View of the doorway. Info from Leodis:

"The buildings were built in 1876 as corn chandlers by William Turton, who engaged in supplying food for horses and also ran the Leeds horse trams. They were converted into 120 apartments and opened in 1987."
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Postby drapesy » Fri 29 Jun, 2007 6:11 pm

fluffysheep wrote:
Not related to the cattle market, but in keeping with the animal's heads theme...saw this at Chandlers Wharf on The Calls.

Neigh lad...
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