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PostedCOLON Sun 05 Jan, 2014 8:16 pm
by Phill_dvsn
You have better eyes than me making that Percy Robinson out. It's more than likely the two are the same yes. Thanks to you reading the name I've found an online source for that drawing here
http://victorianweb.org/victorian/painting/robinson/13.html

The name is a lot easier to read on that drawing, plus the other name for the hall being ''Hill House, Bank'' might find other related articles on google.

PostedCOLON Sun 05 Jan, 2014 11:38 pm
by mayslass
The photo of Roberts Mart Paper Mill speaks for itself, the back of this building faces onto the River Aire over looking what is now the Royal Armories which are at the other side of the river. And it has been turned into should I say apartments or ( flats) if you come from around here ha ha!! The front of the building faces across East Street onto what is now the Old Park as many other old buildings in that area have been demolished.    

PostedCOLON Mon 06 Jan, 2014 12:20 am
by mayslass
Bruno wrote:
I wonder if this park might be the area my dad called Prospect Hollow?
(As referred to in his account of the bombing of Richmond Hill Elementary School.during WW 2 featured in the "Oldest in Leeds" section, "Bomb Damage" thread.)



Hello I don't think this park is anything to do with the prospect Hollow. But I do know where that might have been, Upper Accommodation Road Leeds 9, had a row of houses set back from the actual road and that was called Prospect Row, at the top of Ricmond Hill. It was demolished in the late 60's early 70's. At the back of there, there was some spare land we called this the Hollow, this maybe the one you're looking for but I'm not certain. Upper Accomodation Road is still there as is the spare land. Happy hunting

PostedCOLON Mon 06 Jan, 2014 12:04 pm
by Phill_dvsn
Here's the 1850 map you sent Maylass.
I've played about with it and got it to display in very close detail if you view it full size.



Full size map can be seen here
http://tinyurl.com/pj7djzf


PostedCOLON Mon 06 Jan, 2014 8:50 pm
by mayslass
Phill_dvsn wrote:
Here's the 1850 map you sent Maylass.
I've played about with it and got it to display in very close detail if you view it full size.



Full size map can be seen here
http://tinyurl.com/pj7djzf



Thank you Phil you're a Star, have you seen the post regarding the book " Relics of Old Leeds" with the link I sent, you may have the book, but just in case you're interested.

PostedCOLON Mon 06 Jan, 2014 8:57 pm
by Phill_dvsn
mayslass wrote:
have you seen the post regarding the book " Relics of Old Leeds" with the link I sent, you may have the book, but just in case you're interested.

No not yet, but I will get around to it.
I have seen the link to the 'Relics of Old Leeds' article on several local facebook groups the last few days. I'll not forget Regular Smiley
    

PostedCOLON Thu 20 Feb, 2014 1:00 pm
by j.c.d.
As pupils of Mt. St. Marys school during W.W.2 we played football on the Old Park which was not grass covered but a kind of shale and if you slipped you would take the skin from your knees. it had iron railing around and at the top (Church Rd. ?) there was an old derelict detached building which was single storey and over looked the park. when the East St. area was bombed the Park was closed for a while and then when we resumed football games on there a portion was covered by broken bricks so i can only assume it was either a crater or maybe an unexploded bomb.    

PostedCOLON Thu 20 Feb, 2014 7:09 pm
by drapesy
Pork Alley ! Now there's a street name!!!

On a more serious note here's a pic of The Boot and Shoe Inn on Richmond Street shortly before demolition in 1904
http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=200278_69521731

PostedCOLON Thu 20 Feb, 2014 7:28 pm
by Leodian
drapesy wrote:
Pork Alley ! Now there's a street name!!!

On a more serious note here's a pic of The Boot and Shoe Inn on Richmond Street shortly before demolition in 1904
http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=200278_69521731


Yes Pork Alley is a great name. Regular Smiley

Talking of the Boot and Shoe next to it on the 1850 map is what seems to be 'Thin Coal Alley'. I wonder if there was once a thin coal bed there or if it means a particular type of coal (possibly poor quality).

PostedCOLON Thu 20 Feb, 2014 11:19 pm
by LS1
Could this be Bank Lodge Recreation Ground? I am not familiar with the area but did some work on this over 10 years ago so I think this is the only one that I can find that it could be if it was an official recreation ground or park as designated by the corporation (later council). Bank Lodge was 18 acres so much larger than this space. It was though reduced in size over the years so is it the remnants of this?

There was Lemon Street Rec that was possible removed in the 1890s so less likely to be this. I think Lemon Street was nearer St Peter's Square though am not sure without a map to hand.

It seems unlikely it was "official" public space as I cannot find records of it if it indeed wasn't Bank Lodge.