Harrogate Road (1)

Harrogate Road 1800s
Title Harrogate Road (1)
Date 1800s
Location Rawdon
Photo ID A326
Comment The two cottages in view are on Harrogate Road built in 1831. The cottage with the porch was the home of Hedley Verity and his sister Grace. Hedley Verity was a famous cricketer playing for Yorkshire and England in the 1930’s. He was injured during WWII and died in an Italian prisoner of war camp in 1943. His sister Grace Verity taught at Rawdon Littlemoor School. To the right of the cottages is Park Road then the recreation green known as Littlemoor. Donated by David Teale
Harrogate Road 1800s

E010 – Harrogate Road, 1800s.

Harrogate Road – 1800’s

On the left at the junction of Harrogate Road and Batter Lane is Rawdon Littlemoor School, the school opened in 1879. In 2012 the school was converted to residential apartments, a replacement school having been built on New Road Side Rawdon.
The chapel on the right was a place of worship for Primitive Methodists and opened in 1867, closing in 1974, eventually demolished and replaced with housing.

Harrogate Road Undated

BB076 – Harrogate Road, Undated.

Harrogate Road – Undated

Looking towards Rawdon crossroads, on the right is the butchers shop formerly Rigg’s butchers now Wilkinson Butchers (2021).

Harrogate Road 1919/28

FBA013 – Harrogate Road, 1919/28.

Harrogate Road – 1919/28

Newly built houses on Harrogate Road, part of the Canada Estate development.
Littlemoor School is in the centre of the view which looks towards Rawdon crossroads. The was on the right is the boundary for Benton Park.

Harrogate Road 1920s

DD017 – Harrogate Road, 1920s.

Harrogate Road – 1920s

After a heavy snowfall. The location of the two houses suggests that they are half way down the hill from the Fountain and was known locally as ‘Peacock Hill’. See below photograph.

Harrogate Road 1920s

B364 – Harrogate Road, 1920s.

Harrogate Road – 1920s

Comment Houses on “Peacock Hill”, the caption possibly refers to houses in the Harrogate Road area in the vicinity of the Peacock Inn which is now demolished and Peacock Court apartments on the site.(August 2012)

*Note from Gerald Long president of AHS 2013.
The picture of Peacock Hill shows in the foreground the stone semis at the bottom of Markham Avenue entrance from Harrogate Road.
A Mr. Jenkinson lived there when we lived in Markham Avenue from 1958.

Harrogate Road Slack Beck Undated

FBA003 – Harrogate Road, Undated.

Harrogate Road Slack Beck – Undated

Slack Beck Farm was in the Canada Road area, a culverted beck ran from this area via Benton Park to exit into the mill pond at Green Lane Mill.
The men with sweeping brushes are on Harrogate Road, just past the Stone Trough in the dip of the road.

Harrogate Road 1932

PU172 – Harrogate Road, 1932.

Harrogate Road – 1932

A tram is approaching the traffic lights at the crossroads on New Road Side and the junction with Harrogate Road.

Donated by Julie Boocock and Ellie Cockcroft.

Harrogate Road 1932

PU167 – Harrogate Road, 1932.

Harrogate Road – 1932

View looking up Harrogate Road with Canada Drive on the right.

Donated By Julie Boocock and Ellie Cockcroft.

Harrogate Road c1947

J450 – Harrogate Road, c1947.

Harrogate Road – c1947

Harrogate Road looking in the direction of the Stone Trough Public House.

Photographer Marmaduke Milner, donated by the Swain Family of Rawdon.

Harrogate Road Undated

B747 – Harrogate Road, Undated.

Harrogate Road – Undated

At No: 29 Harrogate Road, was John Downie, Coal Merchant. The owner was Mr Verity who lived at No: 27 Harrogate Road, with his family. The son Hedley Verity who played cricket for England tragically died at Monte Casino during WWII.

Harrogate Road 1957

S297 – Harrogate Road, 1957.

Harrogate Road – 1957

A postcard view of Harrogate Road looking towards Rawdon crossroads.
The newsagents advertising the Daily Mail is still today a newsagents and general store (2021).
In the centre is Addy’s outfitters, the adjoining shop has the name Rawnsley’s above the window.

Harrogate Road 1957

S298 – Harrogate Road, 1957.

Harrogate Road – 1957

On the reverse of the postcard is the message –

Monday 7.00pm Dear Mum and Dad
Just an odd line to let you know Carol has passed her scholarship. We haven’t got notified which school but I think it will be Aireborough Grammar. We feel pleased and know you will be. Am going up to tell A V and W J
Love from us all xxx

It was sent to an address in St Ives, Cornwall.

Harrogate Road 1960s

M132 – Harrogate Road, 1960s.

Harrogate Road – 1960s

Looking in the direction of Rawdon crossroads, the wall on the right is the boundary wall to Benton Park School.

Photographer Charles Lideard, donated by his daughter Christine Hogg.

Harrogate Road 1960s

N225 – Harrogate Road, 1960s.

Harrogate Road – 1960s

Going up Harrogate Road towards Yeadon, the Stone Trough public house is coming up on the right hand side. The houses just in view before the Stone Trough are the stone built terraced cottages at the bottom of Canada Road.

Photographer Charles Lideard, donated by his daughter Christine Hogg.

Editor’s Note: The house on the right is No: 1 Canada Road. On the gable end was Hardaker’s Ironmongers Shop during the 1960s and in 1968, the shop became a launderette. 1A Canada Road, covered the upper floor and was my first residence when I married in 1969. Jack Brayshaw.

Harrogate Road 1960s

L274 – Harrogate Road, 1960s.

Harrogate Road – 1960s

Going up Harrogate Road approaching the Green lane junction on the left. In view on the left is the Petrol station and Aldridge Bros Garage.

Photographer Charles Lideard, donated by his daughter Christine Hogg.

Previous Comments:

Re S297
hannah 1
The little snicket on the left hand side of the cottages was where you could go down to the cinema, and further down to New Road Side.
11 July 2013

Valryan85a
I remember so well running up and down that snicket and also rode my bike down there when you got to the Temp there was another snicket across the road that took you parallel with the park into the fields at the back.
The bottom photo the building between Rawnsley’s bakers and Teale’s is a bank think it was Barclays? and between Addy’s and the lights was the Post Office and if you went upstairs by the very narrow steep steps there was a gentleman’s barbers. Between Teals and Rigg’s butchers was Lawrence(Lorrie) Denbeigh shoe shop and repairers.
Great photos thanks for sharing them
20 January 2014

hannah 1

Teales shop newsagents and home made ice cream after the war it was a treat to watch Mrs Teale making it in front of your eyes. Next was Rawnsleys ( I think that it was a branch of the Yeadon shop) which came later as before it had been the Post Office run by Mr Pullan and then it moved further down. After Addys there are two semis set back, the left hand side one was a hairdressers run by Mrs Lily Dearing. Then the new post office after the war, but before that I can remember buying sweets there and stationary. Eventually Addy’s extended and it is now three shops.
20 January 2014.

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Consolidated by: Elaine Ellwood. 25 March 2021.
Last updated: 05 April 2021.

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