21 unseen photos of Holbeck through the years

These photos turn back the clock to showcase life in Holbeck down the decades.

Monday, 13th July 2020, 8:55 am
Enjoy these memories of Holbeck through the years. PICS: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net
Enjoy these memories of Holbeck through the years. PICS: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net

These images provide a fascinating snapshot of life in the area and are published courtesy of photographic archive Leodis, which is run by Leeds Library & Information Service. They also run heritage blog The Secret Library Leeds, which provides a behind the scenes look at the Central Library and highlights from its special collections, including rare books hidden away in the stacks. READ MORE: 15 unseen photos of Beeston through the years LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

Corrigan's fairground ride, probably taken at the Holbeck Feast, held annually on Holbeck Moor on Elland road. The Corrigans were a well-known and successful family of fairground showmen.
Off Spence Lane, junction with Wortley Lane. Listed as number 3 Wortley Lane and rear of premises in Barratt Fold, G. Clarkson Ltd, chemists.

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Boarded up 18 Bridge Road, later demolished. Ladder is leaned up against the building and a man is measuring the height of the building for the camera. To the left is an alleyway leading down to Front Walk.
A small boy to left looks at the photographer on Czar Street. Terraced housing runs all the way along front walk. A shop is no 1 Front Walk owned by Jane Ann Burns. Sheets are hung outside a house on Bridge Road.
Great Wilson Street at the junction with Neville Street there are two shops, one a grocers and the other a newsagent & tobacconists.
Row of shops, most of which are taken up by the premises of Sarah Ann Lee, beer retailer.
This view is taken from the partially demolished Front Walk and the vacant land that was Czar Street. On left hand side of Front Walk is The Isle Tavern public house, a three storey building which was owned by Kirkstall Brewery.
Camp Fields area after housing clearance, showing public houses and remaining mills. Street lamp in foreground. The Grove Inn can be seen at the bottom of Back Row, Bricklayers Arms in the middle of Middle Row
View shows the Front Row and Stone Row sides of the Carpenters Arms pub amid recent housing clearance. There is a clear view of the Melbourne Ales sign and window engraved with the words Carpenters Arms.
Domestic Street, right, at the junction with Sydenham Street, left. The two shops visible are numbers 52 Domestic Street, Harry Schofield's grocers (left) and 50 Domestic Street, Misses Martha and Betty Austin, Pork Butchers.
A view of Bath House, a large, brick built, square detached property shown here in the process of demolition.
Holbeck Pitt Conservative Club on Shafton Lane.
A view showing overturned tram cars at Low Fields Scrapyard.
View of Colenso Grove showing a man sitting on top of a Ford Anglia van.
Located on Holbeck Lane, the baths were opened in 1898 and closed in 1979. This view shows the swimming pool with diving platform. To the left, steps leading to a spectators balcony with changing cubicles underneath.
Leeds Industrial Co-operative Society Ltd on Springwell Road. View of dairy premises a wagon loaded with milk churns can be seen.
View of Green & Smith Ltd, electrical engineers at 106 Meadow Lane. This building was formerly the Spread Eagle public house.
Members of the 'Crabtree Cricket Team' as they pose for a group photograph. They are employees of R.W. Crabtree & Sons Ltd., an engineering firm located in Water Lane.
A view of David Street cafe which is at 43 David Street.
A view along Croydon Place with Domestic Street Bridge, Staincross Place and Staincross Street on the left. A tobacconists can be seen in the background. A woman and a streetlamp are visible.
Premises on the south-west side of Dewsbury Road at the junction with Alpha Street.
View looking south west at the corner of Derwent Street and Water Lane. Knight and Forster Ltd. printers and F. Coggill and Son stockists and distributing agents visible. Simpson's Ready Food truck on the left.
A British Restaurant, a cheap public eating place during World War II, under construction on Whitehall Road. Wooden posts, concrete slabs and a pile of stones are visible.
Looking north-west along Domestic Street towards railway viaduct. Houses and shops on Willoughby Avenue in the foreground, then Willoughby Grove, Willoughby Place and other Willoughbys, are all boarded up, are due to be demolished.
The railway viaduct crossing Domestic Street. The old junction with Ingram Road is on the left, adjacent to an area of wasteground. This area was shortly to be developed as Ingram Gardens and Ingram Close.
The junction of Gelderd Road and Domestic Road, showing Schweppes Ltd, Mineral Waters, on the left, with Great Clowes Distribution Warehouse behind this.
A stone, brick and iron bridge over Low Beck. South side of bridge looking North. In the background is a subway beneath the railway bridge leading to Oswald Grove.
Photo taken from behind Carpenters Arms on Stone Row, showing housing clearance on Camp Fields. It shows the Bricklayers pub on Middle Row and the Victoria Wheel and Wagon works in the background with St. Francis of Assisi school.
Waste ground off Balm Walk. Wild flowers in the foreground. Rows of terraced houses behind.
A view showing Walter Hirst stores at numbers 24 to 26 Beeston Road, a double fronted shop with upstairs store rooms selling household goods.
A view looking north through the gap between number 42, Staychrome electro plating Co, and number 52, a tobacconist on Elland Road towards Elland Terrace. The buildings in between have been demolished.