Dam (1)

Yeadon Dam 1912
Title Moor Dam
Date 21st September 1912
Location Yeadon
Photo ID M114
Comment View looking across the Dam, Moorfield Mill is just visible on the right.

Editor’s Note: This photograph was titled ‘Moor Dam’ by the unnamed photographer in 1912. Subsequently, ‘Moor Dam’ became known locally as ‘Yeadon Dam’, however, it has also been known as ‘Yeadon Tarn’ and many a debate as to its correct title still goes on to this day. It has also been referred to as a lake and or Lido! During the 1960s there was on Cemetery Road which runs adjacent to the dam, a Café named ‘Lakeside Café’ where I frequented during my motorcycling teens. Personally, I like my Great Granddad William Brayshaw, my Granddad Granville Brayshaw and my father Jack Brayshaw, all called it Yeadon Dam and so hence its title on these pages. It also makes it easier for me whilst consolidating all the AHS files onto our new website! But please, call it what you prefer as it will not change this beautiful place!

Jack Brayshaw. 15 July 2021.

Yeadon Dam c1900s

B029 – Yeadon Dam, c1900s.

Yeadon Dam – c1900s

View across Yeadon Dam, on the left is Crompton Mill (also called Waterside Mill) which burned down in the 1950s.

The stone building to the right of the chimney remains and is called Ingots Building, it is offices for the Headrow Housing Group.

Cemetery Road runs along the centre of the view behind the perimeter wall of the dam. To the right of centre the row of cottages with the gable end is Carlton Grange, the cottages to the right edge are on Cemetery Road.

Yeadon Dam c1900s

F270 – Yeadon Dam, c1900s.

Yeadon Dam – c1900s

View of what was then called ‘Moor Dam’ from Cemetery Road, now referred to as Yeadon Tarn but still called ‘Yeadon Dam’ by many Yeadon people.

Yeadon Dam 1920s

A290 – Yeadon Dam, 1920s.

Yeadon Dam – 1920s

The Dam in it’s original state before remedial work was carried out to prevent erosion of the banks. Rocks were placed around the perimeter to provide a permanent edge. An esplanade was built and a slipway for boats. Many improvements have taken place, conservation of wildlife and plant life was undertaken, children are no longer allowed to paddle in the water as they are doing in this photo!

Yeadon Dam 1920s

C282 – Yeadon Dam, 1920s

Yeadon Dam – 1920s

View of the Dam which shows the incursion of water before the lake was edged with stones.

Yeadon Dam 1920s

C283 – Yeadon Dam, 1920s.

Yeadon Dam – 1920s

Two men wearing waders with their model boats, to the right a dog has decided to join them. Model boats are still sailed on the Dam but many are now remote controlled.

Yeadon Dam 1920s

FB381 – Yeadon Dam, 1920s.

Yeadon Dam – 1920s

View of the children’s playground as it used to be, the photo is captioned “Children’s Corner, Yeadon Pleasure Park”.

Donated by Howard Chadwick.

Yeadon Dam 1920s

DD015 – Yeadon Dam, 1920s.

Yeadon Dam – 1920s

Children are sailing boats on the Dam, this was before the edges of the lake were strengthened in 1935 to prevent erosion. In the background is Murgatroyd’s Moorfield Mill.

Yeadon Dam 1920s

DD016 – Yeadon Dam, 1920s.

Yeadon Dam – 1920s

Tree planting is taking place.

In 1925 Yeadon UDC bought the Moor Dam from Messrs D Waterworth for £2,400.

On the left, in the background is Damfield Farm.

Yeadon Dam 1920s

C278 – Yeadon Dam, 1920s.

Yeadon Dam – 1920s

The following two views of the Dam taken before the lake was edged with stones to prevent erosion, this was done in the mid to late 1930s.

Yeadon Dam 1920s

C279 – Yeadon Dam, 1920s.

Yeadon Dam – 1920s

As above.

Yeadon Dam 1920s

C280 – Yeadon Dam, 1920s.

Yeadon Dam – 1920s

A man in a pair of waders sails a model boat on the water.

Yeadon Dam 1920s

D080 – Yeadon Dam, 1920s.

Yeadon Dam – 1920s

The large rectangle was apparently a bandstand, in the background is Crompton Mill.

Yeadon Dam 1920s

C101 – Yeadon Dam, Undated.

Yeadon Dam – Undated

An undated photograph – A winter view of Yeadon Dam (Tarn), looking towards Warren House Lane.

Yeadon Dam 1921

R055 – Yeadon Dam, 1921.

Yeadon Dam – 1921

5th July 1921 – A crowd of children assembled by the dam. Some wearing shorts ready for a paddle, girls with sunhats on, a couple of girls at the front have brought a bucket and spade to play with.

Previous Comments:

Re C280
Hannah1
The picture with the man in waders is taken with Rawdon Billing in the background, you can just see three trees top right hand side, they were called the ‘three sisters’ now no longer there. They were taken down supposed to be diseased, not in the way of the planes as we all thought.
14 September 2014.

Re C280
teleg
The Hill in the background is ‘Plane Tree Hill’ with the three Plane trees but Rawdon Billing is much further over to the right and not shown in this photo Hannah 1.
17 September 2014.

Re C280
Editor.
To view the ‘Three Sisters’ as commented – Click Here or visit pages on ‘Plane Tree Hill/Bayton Lane’ on this site.

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Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 15 July 2021.
Last updated: 15 July 2021.

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