High Street 1860 to present (10)

High Street 2012
Title High Street
Date 2012 to 2013
Location Yeadon
Photo ID U076
Comment View looking down to the end of Ivegate where the Great Outdoors shop is at the corner with the Steep (Town Street). On the left the dry cleaners is now Tea Cosies café, to the right is Whitegate’s estate agents, the railings are in front of the Yorkshire Bank which is set back out of view. The bank is due to close in July 2016.
High Street 2012

T482 – High Street, 2012.

High Street – 2012

On the left is “Royal Bingo”, this was formerly Yeadon Picture House and is now the Aviator pub (May 2016).
On the right edge is a shop selling knitting and sewing requirements.

Photographer Carlo Harrison.

High Street 2012

T483 – High Street, 2012.

High Street – 2012

View looks up the High Street in the direction of Albert Square, to the right is the Clothiers Arms, then set back under a canopy is the Post Office, on the right edge is the entrance to Morrison’s store.

High Street 2012

A878 – High Street, 2012.

High Street – 2012

25th April 2012: A comedy camel outside Fulton’s foods, this shop was formerly a branch of the Leeds Co-op, then a Blockbusters video outlet.

Photographer Carlo Harrison.

High Street 2013

D560 – High Street, 2013.

High Street – 2013

On the High Street workmen have dug out the road down to the bedrock. The High Street had been totally renovated in 2009 at a cost of £900,000 by North Midland Construction.
The road was resurfaced, pavements widened, a zebra crossing installed and in Town Hall Square benches were placed, flower tubs placed and oak trees planted.
The road surface deteriorated rapidly and is now being re-laid.

Looking down into the excavation on the High Street, work being carried out on a Sunday to to minimise traffic disruption. Not in clear view but of historical interest is the original culvert from Yeadon Tarn (Dam), it ran across the road here from the left, approximately in front of Greggs diagonally towards the library.
It then continued in the direction of the Steep (Town Street) and was used as a water supply to power the mills. One of which was the Old Dog Mill, built in 1792 by Joseph Cawthera who lived opposite the mill in Yeadon Manor.
It was supposedly the first mill in Yeadon to use steam power, Cawthera diverted the water course for his own use which enraged the townspeople. They sued him and he was forced to reinstate the water flow to its original course.
Later he became bankrupt then emigrated to Canada.

On the left is Unisex hairdressers, next Brittain’s Sweet Shop then empty premises, black shutters cover the window of Heebie Jeebies cafe.
Yeadon library is on the right edge.

Photographer Carlo Harrison.

High Street 2013

D561 – High Street, 2013.

High Street – 2013

Extensive repair work being carried out on the High Street. A digger has excavated the road surface down to bedrock exposing pipework, this is to ensure that the new road surface will be able to bear the weight of heavy traffic and will be a permanent solution not remedial work.

On the left the shop with the blue blind is Brittain’s Sweets, moving right, an empty shop then Heebie Jeebies cafe followed by Lloyds Pharmacy, another vacant shop then Greggs bakers at the end of the row. Yeadon library is on the right edge.

Photographer Carlo Harrison.

High Street 2013

JA017 – High Street, 2013.

High Street – 2013

In view is the Little Fisherman, in the window is an automaton of a fisherman dressed in yellow oilskins.

High Street 2013

CH096 – High Street, 2013.

High Street – 2013

Two empty shops on the High Street, the one on the left had been a ladies clothing outlet, on the right a travel agents? (7th August 2013).

Photographer Carlo Harrison.

High Street 2013

JA001 – High Street, 2013.

High Street – 2013

This is the top end of the High Street, looking towards the crossroads with Bayton Lane rising away.
On the left but not in view is Murgatroyd’s fish restaurant.
A bus, service 33A to Yeadon has just left the bus stop.

High Street 2013

JA003 – High Street, 2013.

High Street – 2013

Windmill Lane is on the left, to the right, on the High Street is Vermont House which is the base for Walsh Vehicle Repairs Ltd.

High Street 2013

JA004 – High Street, 2013.

High Street – 2013

A view of houses on the High Street, to the left is the junction with Grange Avenue.

Photographer John D Arundel.

High Street 2013

D700 – High Street, 2013.

High Street – 2013

25th January 2013: A new shop opening at 33B High Street, Brittain’s Sweets, it is the business of Tom & Linda Blears from Leeds.
The windows have a Victorian sweet shop display, the premises were previously the Chocolate Shop owned by Bev Woods.
It is thought that at one time this was a dwelling.

Photographer Carlo Harrison.

High Street 2013

D701 – High Street, 2013.

High Street – 2013

Interior view of the shop with proprietors Tom & Linda Blears, goods are displayed in old fashioned glass sweet jars and make a tempting array.

Photographer Carlo Harrison.

High Street 2013

JA006 – High Street, 2013.

High Street – 2013

The High Street, seen from the corner with Windmill Lane which runs off to the left.
Behind the parked car is one of the entrances to Tarnfield Park (The Dam).

Donated by John D Arundel.

High Street 2013

JA014 – High Street, 2013.

High Street – 2013

On the left is Walsh Vehicle Repairs, this building was once a laundry and is called Vermont House.

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Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 13 May 2021.
Last updated: 13 May 2021.

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