Briggate nos. 42 - 46, Burton Tailors

16th March 1938. From the left; Burtons Arcade previously known as the George and Dragon Yard. Numbers 42, 43, 44 was Burtons tailor. The factory which made clothes for Montague Burton shops was in Hudson Road, Harehills. By 1925 it was the largest clothing factory in the world. Above the shop was the Imperial Hotel, with Nelson's billiard hall. In 1961 the old hotel building was demolished and Burton company rebuilt the new store on the site. Numbers 45 and 46 J. Lyons cafe, a sign on top of the building advertises Lyons Swiss Rolls. In the middle of the road are tram stops, number 3 route tram can be seen. Also two handcarts with ladders.

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Thank you for this view on two counts, I could not remember just where the Imperial was, also I knew there had been a Lyons tea shop somewhere round there. There was also another Lyons at the bottom of Bond street near its junction with East Parade. These shops were part of the Joe Lyons Tea and Coffee with their famous 'Corner House' Restaurants in London.
rayd