|Comment||This rural scene was captured on a glass slide by E E Slater, the image has been digitally transferred by John Hobson.|
H971 – Carlton Lane, c1900.
Carlton Lane – c1900
A digitally enhanced view of Carlton Lane, originally taken by Ernest E Slater.
A254 – Carlton Lane, 1949.
Carlton Lane – 1949
8th March 1949.
View of Carlton Lane after a snowfall. Carlton is a hamlet which forms a boundary between Yeadon and Otley.
N135 – Carlton Lane, 2015.
Carlton Lane – 2015
30th August 2015.
Looking back from Carlton Lane, an idyllic scene.
Photographer Edwy Harling.
Just beyond the farm on the left of the lane, the low buildings were used by the Bristol Aircraft Company as an engine test facility during the war. It was later bought by a firm known as Austin Hayes and Co. who specialised in reconditioning army surplus goods e.g.Tin hats, ammunition boxes, metal Howitzer shell containers and in later years portable Rocket Launchers.
As a kid in the fifties this place was known to us as the ‘Tin Hat’ factory, we thought it was marvellous.
I was employed there in 1968 when the freak storm came over from Bradford and flooded Yeadon with hailstones as big as glass marbles which quite literally stoned the birds right out of the trees and sent storm drain covers three feet high on pillars of flood water.
22 May 2013.
During the second world war I served in the Home Guard and used to go on watch at a hut at the crossroads between Carlton Lane and Warren House Lane, guarding an entrance to the AVRO Works and Yeadon aerodrome which later became the Leeds and Bradford Airport.
13 February 2018.
Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 28 April 2021.
Last Updated: 16 November 2022 – All images updated.