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CBS Westland Past Pupils. Former pupils of CBS Westland Row who gave their lives during the 1916 Easter Rising. Peadar Macken, Michael Malone, Daniel Murray, John O'Reilly, Patrick Pearse, Willie Pearse.

Cumberland Street South, Dublin, Ireland

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Arthur Holmes 1890 - 1965. In this house lived Arthur Holmes. Internationally renowned geologist, lecturer at Imperial College, London, became Professor of Geology at Durham University in 1925 and at the University of Edinburgh in 1943.

Glen Street, Hebburn, United Kingdom

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IVY BENSON. Saxophonist, clarinettist and bandleader lived here 1919-1922. For over four decades from 1940 she led her famous "all-girls" dance band, performing in prestige venues at home and abroad. Her appointment as the BBC's Resident Dance Band in1943 confirmed her significant contribution to women's equality. 1914-1993.

59 Cemetery Rd. Leeds 11., Leeds, United Kingdom

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LADY RYDER OF WARSAW. Sue Ryder grew up here. a committed Christian, in 1953 she established the Sue Ryder Foundation, the international charity devoted to the relief of suffering, rendering service to those in need and giving affection to the unloved, regardless of age, race or creed. 1924-2000.

Scarcroft Grange LS14 3HJ, Leeds, United Kingdom

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SIR CHARLES WILSON. Lived here at Brandsby Lodge 1902-27. Through sheer force of personality, from 1907 for over 20 years he led Leeds City Council, though his Conservative party was in the minority. A municipal imperialist, who famously declared "I am Leeds" he wanted Leeds' fiefdom to extend from the Pennines to the sea. 1859-1930.

The Northern School of Contempory Dance. LS7 4BH., Leeds, United Kingdom

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ISABELLA FORD. Lived here1865-1922. She founded the Leeds Tailoresses Union and gained a national reputation as a trade union organiser. She spoke widely on socialism and women's suffrage. During the First World War, her Quaker background led to her campaign fervently for peace and disarmament. 1855-1924.

Adel Grange Close, LS16 8HX, Leeds, United Kingdom

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GLEDHOW HALL. in 1764 the cloth merchant Jeremiah Dixon bough the estate and hall whose remodelling soon after is attributed to John Carr. Later illustrious residents included: 1817-26 Sir John Beckett, banker, Twice Mayor of Leeds, and 1884-1911 Sir James Kitson, industrialist, MP, first Lord Mayor of Leeds.

Junction of Lidgett Lane and Gledhow Lane. LS8 1PG, Leeds, United Kingdom

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ELMETE HALL. This fine villa, with its 65-acre estate providing spectacular views over Leeds was built in 1865 for James Kitson the wealthy steam locomotive manufacturer. Extended in brick in 1885, for over two decades from 1957 it was a school for the deaf. Architects: Dobson and Chorley. Renovated 2007.

Elmete Lane LS8 2LJ, Leeds, United Kingdom

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ALBERT GOLDTHORPE. Was Leeds' first sporting superstar. A supreme goal-kicker and talismanic captain of Hunslet Rugby Club, he made over 700 appearances during 21 seasons. His crowning glory was leading the team to the first ever "grand slam" of all four Rugby League trophies in 1907/08. 1871-1943.

John Charles Centre for Sport, Middleton Grove, Leeds, United Kingdom

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STOCKS HILL, BRAMLEY. This historic pump and trough are the last reminders of Bramley Village Green which was surrounded by medieval cottages and yards. The Green featured the stocks, pillory and an 8ft pillar which commemorated the holding of Leeds Market here during the plague of 1644-45.

Stocks Hill, Town Street, Bramley, Leeds, United Kingdom

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BBC RADIO IN LEEDS. In 1924 Lord Reith opened the Leeds-Bradford radio station. It broadcast national programmes and local talks on history, farming and humour, celebrity interviews, Children's Corner and religious services. The station closed in 1931 but local radio returned on 24th June 1968 with the launch of BBC Radio Leeds.

Foyer, BBC, St. Peter's Square, Leeds, United Kingdom

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This building previously name "Richleigh" and later known as School House formed part of Sir Thomas Rich's School sited here 1889-1964

, Gloucester, United Kingdom

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Abbotskerswell Cottage Art School was founded in this cottage c1883 by owner of Allervale Art Pottery and champion of the Arts and Crafts Movement John Phillips. This plaque was erected by Torquay Pottery Collectors Society in appreciation of those who taught and those who learnt here and the wondrous work they did.

, Abbotskerswell, United Kingdom

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Send & Ripley History Society In this former Pharmacy Kenneth White made the first penicillin for civilian use during WW2 at these premises 1943 - 1951

Cellar Wines, The Old Cellar, High Street, Ripley, United Kingdom

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The Court of Requests This Grade II listed building was erected in 1816, as a Court of Requests, and later extended. The Court of Requests was abolished in 1846 and replaced by a Magistrates Court and a County Court. The latter moved out in 1889. In 1904, the building became Oldbury Police Station, with the Magistrates Court remaining on the first floor. After the Police moved out, Oldbury Library moved into the building, in 1977, remaining here until 2011. These premises were refurbished by J D Wetherspoon in January 2012.

The Court of Requests - 21 Church Street, Oldbury, United Kingdom

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Midland Engine Works. J & H McLaren produced steam rollers, traction and ploughing engines on this site until 1938. From 1926 they were Britain's volume maker of high speed diesel engines, transferring to the Airedale Works, Hunslet Road in 1946. Their products were exported worldwide. 1876-1959.

100 Jack Lane, LS10 1BN, Leeds, United Kingdom

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Cliff Tannery. These magnificently renovated buildings, now known as Sugarwell Court, were built by Edward Kitchen as the Cliff Tannery and Leather Works. As a premier member of the large Victorian Leeds leather industry, it specialised in East India kips and Cape and Sydney butts. Erected 1866.

Sugarwell Court, Meanwood Road, Leeds, United Kingdom

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Montague Burton. "The Tailor of Taste" Making good quality, made-to-measure suits for a week's wages, Burton created a mass market. This Hudson Road headquarters, begun in 1921, was by 1925, the largest clothing factory in the world, eventually employing 10,500 people.

Hudson Road, LS9 7DN, Leeds, United Kingdom

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William Congreve. 1670-1729 Restoration Dramatist was born at Bardsey Grange 24th January 1670.

Cornmill Lane, LS17 9EQ, Leeds, United Kingdom

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Potternewton Mansion. This neat, neo-classical house, formerly Harehills Grove, was built c 1817 for James Brown woollen merchant. From 1861 to 1900 it was the home of the Jowitt family, it now belongs to Park Lane College.

Harehills Lane LS7 5HB, Leeds, United Kingdom