Collected stories as research for projections around the city in 2007

Market fire

In 1975 half of the Leeds market next to the corn exchange burnt down apparently due to an electrical fault, it was the better half
which burnt down, mind you, and its never been the same since.

One Response

  1. lyndon

    oh god i remember this.I was a small child of 6 years old. i remember being half run /walked round to my grans who lived near armley prison on the night of the fire.I ran to the attic and remember being lifted up to look out of the skylight to see a very bright red and yellow glow.obviously i was way too young to care but i can recall my mum and gran crying as they both had friends who ran stalls in the bit that burnt down.
    i thought i would share this with you and if i can find out anymore information i will gladly forward to you for your site
    many thanks Lyndon ( now 39 lol)
    ps remembered addresses now…… we lived at 42 Armley Grove Place and my gran lived 7 streets away in Mitford Terrace but cant remember the number

    September 16, 2008 at 4:27 pm

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