Dam (3)

Yeadon Dam Undated
Title Yeadon Dam
Date Undated
Location Yeadon
Photo ID C256
Comment Boats on the Tarn, the promenade walkway is in the background. The buildings have been demolished except for the one on the right, now known as Ingots Building and used by the Headrow Housing Co (March 2014). It was once part of the Union or High Waterside Mil built by Baldwin Brown and Co. in 1840.
Yeadon Dam Undated

F333 – Yeadon Dam, Undated.

Yeadon Dam – Undated

A man and a boy fishing on what must have been a warm day, the boy has taken his shirt off.

Yeadon Dam 1940

E580 – Yeadon Dam, 1940.

Yeadon Dam – 1940

Men with large drag nets catching fish in the tarn prior to it being drained, as a protection to stop the dam being used for navigation purposes to find the AVRO.

Yeadon Dam 1950s

R092 – Yeadon Dam, 1950s.

Yeadon Dam – 1950s

The edge of the Dam is lined with people watching a boat race. A game of cricket is in progress on the right in the distance. The view looks over the Dam towards Cemetery Road.

Yeadon Dam 1950s

R093 – Yeadon Dam, 1950s.

Yeadon Dam – 1950s

Yachts sailing on Yeadon Dam.

Yeadon Dam 1953

T453 – Yeadon Dam, 1953.

Yeadon Dam – 1953

A brilliant photo of children enjoying seasonal pleasures on the frozen lake. The image was donated by Roger Brayshaw who is pulling the sledge, moving backwards the first girl is Dilys Midgley, next Jean.
There are 2 unknown boys then Raymond Walker, another unknown boy and the last boy is thought to be Michael Metcalf.
The girl standing to the left of Roger is Lynn Walker, the photo was taken by the Wharfedale Observer newspaper.

Dam 1955

FB324 – Yeadon Dam, 1955.

Yeadon Dam – 1955

Among the crowd on the landing stage watching the boats are Howards wife Sarah.

Image Donated by Howard Chadwick.

Yeadon Dam 1956

D416 – Yeadon Dam, 1956.

Yeadon Dam – 1956

24th February 1956 – Local skaters having fun on the frozen Dam but the surface is too uneven to skate skilfully.

Yeadon Dam 1960s

L086 – Yeadon Dam, 1960s.

Yeadon Dam – 1960s

Boats on the Tarn (Dam), deep blue water reflecting a near cloudless sky. Yeadon boy Derek Oxley in the rowing boat on the left and his friend Mo Smith on the right.

Photographer Charles Lideard, donated by his daughter Christine Hogg.

Yeadon Dam 1960s

H472 – Yeadon Dam, 1960s.

Yeadon Dam – 1960s

1964/66 – Looking across the Tarn to the premises of John E Moore which have now gone (January 2015). Aireborough Boy’s Club was built on the site, this is now used as an outdoor pursuit centre (January 2015). From the right edge is Ingots Building now used as offices (January 2015).

Photographer James Farrar, donated by his son David Farrar.

Yeadon Dam 1960s

L331 – Yeadon Dam, 1960s.

Yeadon Dam – 1960s

Boats sailing on the rather choppy water of Yeadon Tarn (Dam).

Photographer Charles Lideard, donated by his daughter Christine Hogg.

Yeadon Dam 1960s

S202 – Yeadon Dam, 1960s.

Yeadon Dam – 1960s

1966 – The boy in the sailor outfit is Glenn Lawson, taking a turn round the playground in the summer.

Donated by Julie Martin.

Yeadon Dam 1960s

S328 – Yeadon Dam, 1960s.

Yeadon Dam – 1960s

1966 – A serene view taken around summer time.

Donated by Julie Martin.

Yeadon Dam 1966

U445 – Yeadon Dam, 1966.

Yeadon Dam – 1966

The lady wearing pink is Mavis Lawson nee Elliott with her children Glenn and Julie.

Donated by Julie Martin.

Yeadon Dam 1966

U448 – Yeadon Dam, 1966.

Yeadon Dam – 1966

Photo taken in late 1966 or early 1967, Julie and Glenn Lawson with their mother Mavis Lawson nee Elliott, seen against a stunning winter sunset.

Donated by Julie Martin.

Yeadon Dam 1966

U449 – Yeadon Dam, 1966.

Yeadon Dam – 1966

Photo taken in late 1966 or early 1967, against a stunning winter sunset.

Donated by Julie Martin.

Yeadon Dam 1968

R458 – Yeadon Dam, 1968.

Yeadon Dam – 1968

August 1968 – A tranquil view of the Tarn with boys fishing and boats on the lake.

Photographer Bryan Waite, donated by his family.

Previous Comments:

Re R092
Colin18
Can anyone remember the name of the cricket club that played at this venue?
I used to visit in the 1950’s when my father played for Turner Tannings based in Bramley, Leeds.
01 November 2014.

Re L086
bigdee
In the rowing boat, is me Derek Oxley on the left and Geoff or Mo Smith, we lived next door to each other on Tarn View Road growing up, and were all ways on the dam when we were kids.
10 October 2016.

Re S202
Steve Walsh
I remember the playground like this, the boy is playing on the “Spiders Web” behind the “Umbrella” is broken to the left of the spiders web was the “Chocolate Box”. There was also “the Flying Plank”, “Pendulum” (like a flying boat) next to the sand pit.
18 July 2019.

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Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 16 July 2021.
Last updated: 16 July 2021.

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