Lost Eating Establishments of Leeds

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Postby jim » Mon 21 Jul, 2014 10:16 pm

I seem to recall the "Poly" being a renaming of Kitson College, which had itself moved from a site in the Woodhouse Lane/Rockingham Street area. It may also have had connections with other colleges/night school establishments. This could be my memory playing tricks. Then again, the Poly may have wished to expunge the past in their longstanding attempts to upgrade their image.
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Postby Steve266 » Tue 22 Jul, 2014 9:04 am

Leeds Poly was originally called Leeds Central Colleges built by Higgs & Hill
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Postby jim » Tue 22 Jul, 2014 10:09 am

Steve266 wrote:
Leeds Poly was originally called Leeds Central Colleges built by Higgs & Hill


Do you have a date Steve266?
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Postby j.c.d. » Tue 22 Jul, 2014 11:01 am

In the 70s after following United at away matches midweek we always ended up at the all night café just over Leeds bridge opposite the Adelphi, can't recall the name but we used to refer to the place as the "Captains Table" as the owner always wore a Yachting cap. the food was good but as we were starving in the early hours we would have eaten anything.    

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Postby jim » Tue 22 Jul, 2014 12:14 pm

Bridge End Cafe? We used it regularly in the 60s and 70s for breakfast on our daily walk from the depot in Kidacre Street (Side of Hunslet Lane yard) on our way to City Station or bus stops to get to the various stations, sheds and yards. Never knew it was 24hr.
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Postby Steve266 » Tue 22 Jul, 2014 2:34 pm

Hi Jim

It was built around 1967 I think

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Postby tyke bhoy » Tue 22 Jul, 2014 3:47 pm

Steve266 wrote:
Hi Jim

It was built around 1967 I think

Steve

A bit Earlier A, B and C blocks are in this 1964 photo on Leodis
http://www.leodis.org/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=2002820_48662966

The crane is presumably there for the construction of D block now Calverley Building.

Kitson appears to have been built around the same time being in this 1965 photo http://www.leodis.org/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=2002820_12426394



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Postby j.c.d. » Tue 22 Jul, 2014 4:39 pm

jim wrote:
Bridge End Cafe? We used it regularly in the 60s and 70s for breakfast on our daily walk from the depot in Kidacre Street (Side of Hunslet Lane yard) on our way to City Station or bus stops to get to the various stations, sheds and yards. Never knew it was 24hr.


That's the name i could not bring to mind ( a café on the end of a bridge, well)     not sure about a regular 24 hour but he would stay open as long as there were customers.
    

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Postby Steve266 » Tue 22 Jul, 2014 5:52 pm

Thanks for that Tyke Boy you can see the construction of the inner ring road tunnel in the foreground its called cut and cover
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Postby jim » Tue 22 Jul, 2014 6:15 pm

tyke bhoy wrote:
Steve266 wrote:
Hi Jim

It was built around 1967 I think

Steve

A bit Earlier A, B and C blocks are in this 1964 photo on Leodis
http://www.leodis.org/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=2002820_48662966

The crane is presumably there for the construction of D block now Calverley Building.

Kitson appears to have been built around the same time being in this 1965 photo http://www.leodis.org/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=2002820_12426394





There you go Leodian, your memory is fine! (Mine isn't, I'd confused it with Kitson!)

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