Leeds Industrial History

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harrym1byt
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Re: Leeds Industrial History

Postby harrym1byt » Sun 09 Jul, 2017 8:32 am

I have Googled the area and yes I think it was on Aire Street, roughly where the 'White Cloth Gallery' is shown on Google maps, to the south side of Aire Street. It was called Whitehall Power Station or Generating Station. It had large doors where it fronted Aire Street, which were often open and you could see the generators spinning away in there.
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uncle mick
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Re: Leeds Industrial History

Postby uncle mick » Sun 09 Jul, 2017 10:05 am

Is this it ???
http://maps.nls.uk/view/125642449#zoom= ... &layers=BT

NB You can scroll & zoom in & out on the map
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Re: Leeds Industrial History

Postby Leodian » Sun 09 Jul, 2017 12:35 pm

uncle mick wroteColonIs this it ???
http://maps.nls.uk/view/125642449#zoom= ... &layers=BT

NB You can scroll & zoom in & out on the map


Thanks uncle mick for the link to that highly informative map on which the detail is superb :).

One thing in particular that it shows was the very extensive network of railway tracks then (the map is stated to be revised 1906). I also like the Goods Sheds for the N.E.R, G.N.R and the L.& N.W. & L. & Y. R. which are all separate from the Central Station. The L. & Y.R. seems new to me so I wonder if it stood for Leeds & York(shire) Railway?

Assuming that it was there then I'm unsure where the now preserved old Lifting Tower is on the map. I wonder if it is at the building on the left of the L. & N.W. & L. & Y.R. Goods Shed and a little right of the interesting 'Cattle Pens'?
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Re: Leeds Industrial History

Postby warringtonrhino » Sun 09 Jul, 2017 12:56 pm

L&Y.R = Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway

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Re: Leeds Industrial History

Postby harrym1byt » Sun 09 Jul, 2017 1:44 pm

harrym1byt wroteColonI have Googled the area and yes I think it was on Aire Street, roughly where the 'White Cloth Gallery' is shown on Google maps, to the south side of Aire Street. It was called Whitehall Power Station or Generating Station. It had large doors where it fronted Aire Street, which were often open and you could see the generators spinning away in there.


I was WRONG! The map clearly shows it where Aire Street becomes Whitehall Road.
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Re: Leeds Industrial History

Postby blackprince » Sun 09 Jul, 2017 2:24 pm

Yes it was Whitehall Road Power station.
Originally built by a company caleed Yorkshire House to House Electric Co,
Here is a picture of some of the early steam engines used to drive the generators and more information about them.
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/751977
It used to be said that the statue of the Black Prince had been placed in City Square , near the station, pointing South to tell all the southerners who've just got off the train to b****r off back down south!

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