Transformation work of The Headrow, Leeds.

Bunkers, shelters and other buildings
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Re: Transformation work of The Headrow, Leeds.

Postby Leodian » Fri 11 Oct, 2019 11:17 am

Thanks Tabbycat (Tabby) for your kind words :).

PS. Your "I would never have guessed that a major thoroughfare in Leeds had glazed brick as a foundation" helped me because when I posted about such as 'tile-like white bricks' and 'cream bricks' I could not think of the much better 'glazed bricks'. It's funny how a mind (well mine ;)) can go blank when trying to think of a word or particular thing. For example when watching a film or a program on television I often recognise someone but cannot bring their name to mind yet I can name the other actors!
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Re: Transformation work of The Headrow, Leeds.

Postby Leodian » Fri 11 Oct, 2019 11:53 am

Thanks uncle mick for the link to that fascinating photo in Leodis :). The gentleman dressed in white looks very tall!

It's interesting that the location is still a bank, being a Halifax Bank branch that is part of Lloyds Bank. The site was a Leeds Permanent Building Society branch for a while until that society merged with the Halifax Building Society many years back and the Leeds name was later dropped. What is now the main office of the Leeds Building Society diagonally opposite the location was called the Leeds and Holbeck Building Society until it changed that name a few years back.
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Re: Transformation work of The Headrow, Leeds.

Postby LS1 » Thu 17 Oct, 2019 4:02 pm

The glazed bricks are likely the cellars of the original buildings rather than purely for foundation purposes.
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Re: Transformation work of The Headrow, Leeds.

Postby Leodian » Fri 18 Oct, 2019 11:49 am

These are 2 photos that I took of the ongoing work on October 17 2019.
The first is near the junction of The Headrow and Albion Street and shows piping at differing levels. I wonder what they were used for (? still are) and how old they are.
The second photo shows an interesting object that has presumably been dug up during the works. That photo was taken at the same trench as the first photo. I could not tell if the object was 'stone' or metal but a clean fresh looking chipped piece on a corner in its top right does look like 'stone'. Though it was at this location the object need not however have been dug up there. It looks as if it once might have had something on top of it and there is a small protrusion on the top that may have supported something. It's certainly an interesting object.
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