Annual Feast Week

Annual Feast Week c1890-c1900
Title Feast (Albert Square)
Date c1890 – c1900
Location Yeadon
Photo ID A036
Comment Central to the view is a roundabout with striped awning, just outside the ride, right of centre is an ice-cream stall. In the bottom left is a swing ride “Barkers Flyers” Houses in the background on the right are at the bottom of Club Row, to the left is the New Inn on Cemetery Road.

The Feast was held annually on Albert Square – to see Albert Square please – Click Here.

Annual Feast Week c1890-c1900

Z01 – Feast, Albert Square, c1890-c1900.

Feast – c1890 – c1900

Two young girls are posing for the camera, in the background are fairground rides and attractions.

Annual Feast Week c1890-c1900

Z02 – Feast, Albert Square, c1890-c1900.

Feast – c1890 – c1900

A sharper image of the feast from the camera of noted local amateur photographer Ernest Ethelbert Slater.

Annual Feast Week c1890-c1900

Z03 – Feast, Albert Square, c1890-c1900.

Feast – c1890 – c1900

On the left two girls are descending from a fairground ride, on the right a boy is giving the camera a doubtful glance!

Annual Feast Week c1890-c1900

Z04 – Feast, Albert Square, c1890-c1900.

Feast – c1890 – c1900

People are queuing on the left to gain entry to a popular side show.

Annual Feast Week c1890-c1900

Z01 – Feast, Albert Square, c1890-c1900.

Feast – c1890 – c1900

A policeman on the left is smiling for the camera, boys in the centre are looking curiously towards the photographer E E Slater.

Annual Feast Week c1890-c1900

Z08 – Feast, Albert Square, c1890-c1900.

Feast – c1890 – c1900

This photo was taken by local photographer Ernest Ethelbert Slater, in the background are traditional fairground rides.
The boys are looking towards the right where something seems to have attracted their attention.

Annual Feast Week c1890-c1900 Traction Engines

A034 – Feast, Albert Square, c1890-c1900.

Feast – c1890 – c1900

The following three images are of the fairs traction engines used to provide the power for the various rides and lighting and also used to pull all their equipment from one venue to another.

View of “Proud Peacock” steam engine, owned by Marshall and Son’s. This is Albert Square, Yeadon feast week, a fairground ride is behind the engine.
The annual holiday for Yeadon people was Feast Week when all the mills closed, workers were able to enjoy the pleasures of visiting the fair or “feast”. Steam engines powered the rides, this one was called “Proud Peacock” and was owned by Marshall and Son’s. The fair was held on Albert Square, behind the engine is a glimpse of Jackson’s (?) shop on the High Street. Advertisements for Fry’s chocolate can just be seen on the shop windows. On the left is the surround wall of a ride.

Annual Feast Week c1890-c1900 Traction Engines

A033 – Feast, Albert Square, c1890-c1900.

Feast – c1890 – c1900

As above.

Annual Feast Week c1890-c1900 Traction Engines

A032 – Feast, Albert Square, c1890-c1900.

Feast – c1890 – c1900

This image has been cut from a postcard. It shows a steam engine located on Albert Square, Yeadon, which was the traditional home of Yeadon fair or feast as it was usually called.

Previous Comments:

Re A036
hannah1
The houses between the New Inn and the Off-Licence are called Worlds End. Along with Club Row they were pulled down. Occupied by a car garage and car parking now.
15 September 2013.

hannah1
Yeadon Feast was an annual holiday held on the same week every year, possibly this is why everybody is dressed in their Sunday Best, as most people would not be able to afford to go away, except for the odd day trip. The same week carried on right up into the 1960’s, right up until the Albert Square was developed. Look on he pictures around Yeadon Tarn this was probably the same week.
19 February 2014.

arthurcharles
….these photos are marvellous. I have memories of the same fairground in the late 50’s. Exactly in the same place, Albert Square. Thrilling to go over to Yeadon where things were more exciting. Rawdon was quite a stuffy place for youngsters.
Stephanie May.
29 June 2017.

Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 09 October 2021.
Last updated: 09 October 2021.

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