Leeds Canal Basin

Picture of drawing of Leeds canal basin around 1912.

Looking back through some old trade directories for Leeds dated prior to WW1 I saw the above drawing.

This advertisement is from around 1912 and shows the premises of a former Leeds stone merchants Boyes and Leach at the Leeds canal basin. In the foreground a barge is being unloaded of large stone slabs using a crane. On the far right of the drawing can be seen the former canal office building, just the other side of the bridge. Boyes and Leach offered to deliver by rail or water, not something you would see advertised by many Leeds companies today.

The telephone number in the advert was Leeds 2132, today Leeds uses 7 digit numbers.

The crane in the drawing is I think possibly the one in this photo of a crane. Though this photo I previously posted from Granary Wharf as it now is was taken from the opposite bank of the Leeds – Liverpool title=”Picture of ” canal.

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How I got Here...
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