Old tram to Leeds-Guess where.

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Postby biofichompinc » Mon 12 Nov, 2012 1:46 pm

Si wrote:
Phill_dvsn wrote:
For some reason I also thought it could be down Kirkgate looking towards the rail viaduct.
The buildings look very similar down there, anyone else think so?
http://goo.gl/maps/Mbd01
            

That was my first thought, Phill. The edge of the building on the right reminded me of the "quoins" on the old White Cloth Hall.

I was also automatically drawn towards a choice between the two thoroughfares on seeing Phill's poser.
People of our 'vintage' are not going to remember all of the individual buildings at the time these old photographs were taken.
As well as the buildings similarity, I think the reason (Lower) Briggate and Kirkgate resemble each other is a 'gradient' thing. From this angle - no pun intended - they appear to be identical. I can't think of another street in the city centre which had trams running along it which might be confused with these two for the same reason.    
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Postby Jogon » Mon 12 Nov, 2012 2:14 pm

Also think that sandblasting was an early 80's? thing and that back in the day brick buildings were all black/dark red and stone buildings black so one looked much like another as phill's last pic shows.
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Postby James » Mon 12 Nov, 2012 2:28 pm

Phill_dvsn wrote:
Made to measure, you don't see much like that these days really.

I remember going in an old fashioned gents outfitters along Vicar Lane as a young lad, it could have actually been one of the shops on the front of Kirkgate Market. It's a long time ago now, probably 1971-74 so memory is a bit hazy.........


The shop you can remember was probably Edmund Jackson gents outfitters in Market Buildings on Vicar Lane. I believe they sold only shoes and hats.

There's a a couple of photos of the place on Leodis which I haven't attached because I'm unsure of the procedure on this website, and I reckon I'd make a mess of it.    
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Mon 12 Nov, 2012 2:43 pm

James wrote:
Phill_dvsn wrote:
Made to measure, you don't see much like that these days really.

I remember going in an old fashioned gents outfitters along Vicar Lane as a young lad, it could have actually been one of the shops on the front of Kirkgate Market. It's a long time ago now, probably 1971-74 so memory is a bit hazy.........


The shop you can remember was probably Edmund Jackson gents outfitters in Market Buildings on Vicar Lane. I believe they sold only shoes and hats.

There's a a couple of photos of the place on Leodis which I haven't attached because I'm unsure of the procedure on this website, and I reckon I'd make a mess of it.    



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Postby James » Mon 12 Nov, 2012 4:18 pm

That's it ! Thanks for taking the trouble. (I'll have to study the help section properly.)
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Sat 12 Jan, 2013 10:20 pm



Just found this photo which looks a little confusing. The title says just 'Leeds tram'
http://www.ruralroads.org/en/buses.shtml

It looks to me like Kirkgate near the corner with the Duck and Drake. But the traffic is one way, and running the wrong way to what it is now?    
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Postby pablo leeds » Sat 12 Jan, 2013 10:23 pm

trying to locate the building features to compare but they're all so run down it's hard Regular Smiley
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Postby Geordie-exile » Sat 12 Jan, 2013 10:23 pm

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Postby book » Sat 12 Jan, 2013 10:28 pm

Phill_dvsn wrote:



Just found this 1960's photo of shops along Vicar Lane, I'm trying to recall the one I went in with my grandad. There is one called Peter Eastwood menswear. Although this photo is on the other side of the road. I'll keep looking.



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Postby liits » Sat 12 Jan, 2013 10:33 pm

Phill was correct with the location, but try the photo this way around. It had been fliped so that it was reversed [look at the No Entry sign and the lettering on the shop signs].


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