High Street 1860 to present (03)

High Street c1906 to c1920
Title High Street
Date c1906 to c1920
Location Yeadon
Photo ID B275
Comment Lee’s “Complete House Furnisher” is on the left. Next George Herbert Teale has a drapers shop, he was a Magistrate, Justice of the Peace and Chairman of Yeadon Council. He lived on Rufford Park and is buried in Yeadon Cemetery.

The shop to the right of Teales has a small flight of steps outside, this was the business of Robert Howard, father of Sydney Howard, he dealt in stockings and paper goods.
He also had a printing works and made paper bags at a site on Well Hill.

On the right side of the High Street, George Holgate’s shop can be seen at an angle to the other properties, next a shop run by the Womersley family. The business at the right edge was a newsagents.

This block was formerly called Albion Buildings’

High Street c1906 to c1920

B265 – High Street, c1907.

High Street – c1907

On the left, the building with the square bay window is a branch of Bradford Old Bank. On the right edge is the Post Office, the adjacent house with the hanging sign is Anne Midgley’s.
The sign is advertising carriages and waggonettes for hire.
The stables were on the opposite side of the road, a little higher up from the bank in the region of the present Aviator public house which was formerly Yeadon Picture House.

High Street c1909

A082 – High Street, c1909.

High Street – c 1909

To the left is a sign “Moorfield Laundry, Recieving Office”, a gas lamp stands outside.

On the opposite side of the road the taller building is Poll Marsden’s Model Lodging House.

In front is George Howgate’s shop, he dealt in Game, poultry and rabbits.
These two properties were demolished in 1925 to provide more space in front of the Town Hall.

High Street 1909 Model Lodging House

A079 – High Street, 1909.

High Street – 1909

The shop seen here was the business of George Howgate, a dealer in game, rabbits and poultry.

Next, the taller building was the Model Lodging House run by Poll Marsden, this is the back view, frontage was on the High Street.

The Town Hall is out of shot, the shop and lodging house were demolished in 1925 to enlarge the area in front of the Town Hall. Town Hall Square still retains the traditional cobbled areas with some more recent paving.

High Street 1909 & 2000

H488 – High Street, c1909.

High Street – c1909 and 2000

Two views at the bottom of the High Street.

High Street at the junction with Silver Lane which is to the right.
Up the steps is Robert Howard’s shop.
He was a paper merchant also selling wools, worsteds, stockings and re-footing stockings.

Robert was the father of comedian Sydney Howard.

High Street c1909 & 2000

H489 – High Street, 2000.

High Street – c1909 and 2000

The 2000 image has the National Westminster Bank facing at the corner with Silver Lane, the building at the end of the High Street was the former Post Office and has since been converted into a restaurant (2017).
Donated by Paul Weston.

High Street c1910

D359 – High Street, c1910.

High Street – c1909 and 2000

On the left is the Leeds Co-operative store, next is the junction with Marshall Street.

The shop on the right was Tom Vickers butchers, the gate on the right edge was part of the old Lecture Hall.

These buildings were demolished in 1973, and a row of new shops built on the site.

Photographer E E Slater, digitally transferred for AHS by John Hobson.

High Street c1910

F400 – High Street, c1910.

High Street – c1910

Butchers shop with meat on display, this image was donated by Irene Ellis nee Gooder.
Her uncle Walter Gooder is on the left, granddad Harry Gooder stands in the shop doorway.
Great granddad Robert Ellis is on the right, the boy is Harry Clarkson Gooder.

High Street c1910

H442 – High Street, c1910.

High Street – c1910

View of the High Street looking towards the junction with Ivegate/Town Street (Steep) which is not in view.
Donated by Paul Weston.

High Street c1910 & 2000

H322 – High Street, c1910.

High Street – c1910 and 2000

Two views of the High Street. Womersley’s shop at the corner with Town Hall Square, by 2000 it had been a dry cleaners for some years.

Donated by Paul Weston.

High Street c1910 & 2000

H323 – High Street, 2000.

High Street – c1910 and 2000

Now, 2016 it is “Tea Cosies” café. 

Donated by Paul Weston

High Street c1910 L Myers

G023 – High Street, c1910.

High Street – c1910 and 2000

L Myers’ premises on the High Street, he was a painter and decorator, paperhanger and contractor.

This wooden unit had previously been a tripe shop then a cobblers.

Gregg’s bakery is now on this site, to the right is a shop run by Ezra Marshall.

High Street c1910 L Myers

G024 – High Street, c1910.

High Street – c1910 and 2000

L Myers’ premises on the High Street, he was a painter and decorator, paperhanger and contractor.

High Street Noah Wilkinson c1911

M007 – High Street, c1911.

High Street – c1911

Noah Wilkinson is in the doorway of his shop at 99 High Street.
He sold sweets and groceries, a notice in the window informs that messages may be left for Dr T Johnson.

High Street 1911

B503 – High Street, 1911.

High Street – 1911

June 1911: Festivities to mark the Coronation of King George V, crowds in front of the Town Hall, in the background on the left is Robert Howard’s stocking and paper goods shop.
Image taken by Ernest E Slater.

High Street 1918

S307 – High Street, 1913.

High Street -1918

1918: Peace celebrations in Town Hall Square, a band playing and flags flying to mark the end of WW1.

High Street 1920

D095 – High Street, 1920s.

High Street – 1920s

In the centre of this view is the Co-operative stores facing Town Hall square, moving right are the Central Stores (until recently a dry cleaners, September 2012), then Frankland’s and on the right edge R Parker, newsagent.
Above Parker’s is the Albion Printing Works.

High Street 1920s

D096 – High Street, 1920s.

High Street -1920s

Looking from the bottom of the High Street at the junction with Ivegate, on the left is J Lee & Sons furniture shop.
Poll Marsden’s lodging house is on the right jutting further out than the line of shops.
At the right edge is Chippindale’s shoe shop.

High Street 1920

A096 – High Street, 1920.

High Street – 1920

This view looks down the High Street to the junction with Ivegate/ Silver Lane, the background is of poor quality.
Shop premises on the left the taller building behind is Poll Marsden’s Model Lodging House, soon to be demolished.

Previous Comments:

Re D359
Hannah1
The building on the right that was Ben Eastwoods and is now Acorn Estate agents and another are obviously still there, it was only the Chapel next to them and the Albert Mills that were pulled down . The Co-op has been many things and is now a frozen food outlet, with a restaurant upstairs.
16 February 2015.

Re S307
jean dean
The shop at the top of the Steep which is in the centre of the picture was built in 1782 by James Dixon senior as a house ( we are looking at the gable end, note the chimney ) The entrance to the house was on Town Street, now called ‘The Steep’ and there is a date over the door. There is a taking in door at first floor level of the house on the left hand side, so they probably had a weaving floor. The mill called Dixons was built next door on Ivegate by his son Samuel in 1805, this mill did not operate for long before it closed down and it is now converted into shops.
13 August 2018.

Re B995
teleg
The top one of the two doors behind the lamp post was the post office where I got my form to join the navy in 1941.
25 June 2013.

Re B995
Robert Davey
Robert Howard was my Great-Great-Grandfather, on my mother’s side.
29 August 2017.

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Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 10 May 2021.
Last updated: 07 November 2021 – Photo ID: A079, G023, G024 & M007.

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