High Street 1860 to present (01)

High Street c1860-1900
Title High Street
Date c1860 to c1900
Location Yeadon
Photo ID F317
Comment An early view of the upper High Street looking back towards Albert Mill on the left.
High Street c1860-c1900

C120 – High Street, c1860 to c1900.

High Street – c1860 to c1900

The building facing was once owned by Gorge Holgate, nick-named “Noisy”, he sold game and rabbits.

The taller building behind was a lodging house run by Poll Marsden, these properties were demolished in 1925 to enlarge Town Hall Square.

The Central Stores were run by the Womersley family and is now a dry cleaners ( September 2012).

High Street c1860-c1900

FB234 – High Street, c1860 to c 1900.

High Street – c1860 to c1900

Although badly damaged, a better quality image of the photograph above which gives clearer detail in certain areas.

An original slide titled “Top of the Town”, the shop facing in the centre was Holgate’s, a rabbit and game dealer, it was demolished when Town Hall Square was created.
The Town Hall is out of view, to the right is Womersley’s Central Stores, part of this shop is now Tea Cosies café.

High Street c1860-c1900

FB234 – High Street, c1860 to c 1900.

High Street – c1860 to c1900

Looking up the High Street, the Town Hall is on the right but unseen, set back between the gap in the buildings.
In the road horse and carts are moving towards the camera.

High Street c1860-c1900

D159 – High Street, c1860 to c1900.

High Street – c1860 to c1900

People on the High Street are looking towards the camera.

On the left is a cart, another horse and cart is in the middle of the road.
On the right, between the shops with their blinds down is Marshall Street.

High Street c1860-c1900

D160 – High Street, c1860 to c 1900.

High Street – c1860 to c1900

Evidence of passing horses can be seen in the road!
On the right is Dawson’s shop, three women wearing shawls and aprons are standing outside.

High Street c1860-c1900

F253 – High Street, c1860 to c1900.

High Street – c1860 to c1900

This view dates post 1880 when the Town Hall was built and before 1925 when the properties in the centre were demolished to create Town Hall Square as it is now (2014).
The shop at the right corner of the Square was Womersley’s Central Store.

High Street c1860-c1900

C145 – High Street, c1860 to c 1900.

High Street – c1860 to c1900

On the left is the area where the cinema would be built.

High Street c1860-c1900

G088 – High Street, c1860 to c1900.

High Street – c1860 to c1900

The young boy on the pavement is outside Providential House which was Harrison’s clothing shop.

The hanging sign in the centre advertises J Midgeley, Waggonette Hire, their stables were on the opposite side of the High Street.
On the right is Yeadon Post Office, the wall letter box has the initials VR- Victoria Regina.

The cart belongs to John Dibb, of Bradford, a corn merchant.

High Street c1860-c1900

K593 – High Street, c1860 to c 1900.

High Street – c1860 to c1900

High Street at the junction with Silver Lane which is to the left. The two shops on Silver Lane, are John Brown selling Woollens and Robinson’s Grocers. The shops at the bottom of the High Street, include Joe Lee’s furniture and William Myers, Draper.

High Street c1860-c1900

SL002 – High Street, c1860 to c1900.

High Street – c1860 to c1900

On the left are buildings in front of the Town Hall which were not demolished until 1906.

On a business advertisement from 1900, the shop on the left was Womersley’s Central Stores, the frontage was altered to provide a large window either side of a central entrance.

On the right is Frankland’s shop, above this was the Albion Printworks.

Previous Comments:

Re F253
Deano
When I was at south view juniors in the late 60s, my dear old mum worked in Marshal Beaches. My sister and I would call to see her on our way home and she would buy us some “spice” for our walk home. Lovely memories, and this picture is just as I remember the High Street.
18 August 2013.

Re F253
jdathebowler
The pork shop belonged to Harry Hopkin and closed in the early sixties.
07 December 2013.

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Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 07 May 2021.
Last updated: 07 May 2021.

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