Come along to Garforth Library and take a step back in time with our Leodis taster session. Leodis is our photographic archive of Leeds.
The photograph shown here was taken in the early 1900s and shows a view of Church Lane from the junction with Main Street. On the extreme left Garforth Parochial School is visible. The playground is surrounded by iron railings which were later melted down for the war effort in the Second World War.
Many children are in view on the pavement in front of the railings. Opposite the school there are some old shop properties that were demolished to build Garforth Library, which opened in 1969, and also some new houses.
Included in these old shops was Shackleton's Bakery and Mortimer's Greengrocer's. Mortimer Close, off Church Lane, is named after the greengrocer. The school closed in 1990 and was demolished in 1994. Garforth Medical Centre was constructed on the site
We will be taking a look at photographs from Garforth and Leeds.