Alf Cooke

Died aged c. 60

The Alf Cooke printworks is a grade II listed former industrial building by Thomas Ambler, now the Printworks Campus of Leeds City College in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was built in 1881 and rebuilt after a fire in 1894.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Weetwood Hall. Rebuilt by Daniel Foxcroft in 1625, his family owned this former Kirkstall Abbey estate for over a century. Later owners and tenants included members of the wealthy Denison, Oates, Marshall and Beckett families. The Printer Alf Cooke lived here 1889-1902. It was a University of Leeds women's hall of residence 1919-1991.

Otley Road, LS16 5PS, Leeds, United Kingdom where they lived (1889-1902)

Crown Point Printing Works. Alf Cooke (1842-1902) began printing in 1886. He developed great skills in colour lithography producing art reproductions and portraits of the famous. In 1885 he was awarded a Royal Warrant. Following a fire, these works were entirely rebuilt in 1885 as "the largest, healthiest printing works in the world." Architect: Thomas Ambler.

Leeds City College Hunslet Road, LS10 1JY., Leeds, United Kingdom where they worked