Old style safe deposit boxes on external walls.

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Re: Old style safe deposit boxes on external walls.

Postby LS1 » Fri 11 Sep, 2015 8:20 am

That would make the aerial view later than 1938 I would have thought as this pic taken then shows Providence Square (which was roughly where the roundabout at the intersection of Harrogate Road and the Ring Road is now) http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?reso ... 0_22024172 during demolition and in the aerial view it looks like it's been/ being demolished.
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Re: Old style safe deposit boxes on external walls.

Postby tyke bhoy » Fri 11 Sep, 2015 10:57 am

LS1 wroteColonThat would make the aerial view later than 1938 I would have thought as this pic taken then shows Providence Square (which was roughly where the roundabout at the intersection of Harrogate Road and the Ring Road is now) http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?reso ... 0_22024172 during demolition and in the aerial view it looks like it's been/ being demolished.

And this would put it before May 39 http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?reso ... ifier=9175 when the roundabout was open but not visible in the aerial shots.

I took my advice and zoomed the aerial images. There is clearly a white building of similar shape to the bank on the corner of Shadwell Lane although it appears to only be single story. It therefore looks like the brick second floor on the Harrogate Road frontage may have been a sympathetic extension at a later date.
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Re: Old style safe deposit boxes on external walls.

Postby Leodian » Sat 03 Feb, 2018 8:55 pm

Brunel kindly posted an image in this thread on August 20 2015 of an old style night safe at the old Yorkshire Bank on Kirkstall Road. It took me long enough but I finally got to see the safe during a walk along part of Kirkstall Road on January 31 2018. I have attached the close-up photo that I took of the safe and a photo showing its general location at what is currently a bar/restaurant.

It was very sunny when I took the photos but there were brief hail/wintry showers around, though disappointingly there did not seem to be any rainbows so no nicely photogenic ones of them (particularly if the nearby railway viaduct had also been in view). The very bright X-shape in the location photo is presumably a reflection off something that I did not notice when I took that photo.

OldNightSafeOldYorkshireBankSiteKirkstallRoadLeedsJan312018..jpg
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OldNightSafeInWallBelowVivaCubaSignOldYorkshireBankKirkstallRoadLeedsJan312018..jpg
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