High Street 1860 to present (05)

High Street 1956
Title High Street
Date 1956 to 1964
Location Yeadon
Photo ID D092
Comment 1956 – On the left is Yeadon Picture House, the film showing was “Simba” released in 1955 and starring Dirk Bogarde, Donald Sinden and Virginia McKenna. The cinema is now The Aviator public house. On the right edge is the Silver Library, this was a commercial library where books could be borrowed for a small fee or subscription.
High Street 1959

K129 – High Street, 1959.

High Street – 1959

Colour tinted view of the High Street, the junction with Marshall Street, is on the right.
Donated by Edith and Roger Pratt.

High Street 1960s

FB041 – High Street, 1960s.

High Street – 1960s

On the left, the white building is Yeadon Picture House, now the Aviator Inn.
A sign for Crockatt’s dry cleaners is on the right.

High Street 1960s

FB043 – High Street, 1960s.

High Street – 1960s

H & S Stott Ltd, plumbers and ironmongers are on the left, then Hudson Brother’s butcher’s shop.
Crockatt’s dry cleaners is next, sharing premises with the Chocolate Box.
In the centre is the Albert Inn on Albert Square.

High Street 1960s

R268 – High Street, 1960s.

High Street – 1960s

On the left is Yeadon Picture House which opened in 1925, as with many cinemas attendance dwindled and it closed in 1987.
It became a bingo hall and is now a public house called the “The Yard” (November 2016).
Note traffic on both sides of the road and easy parking.

High Street 1960s

D161 – High Street, 1960s.

High Street – 1960s

Looking up the High Street in the direction of Albert Square.
In the centre with a white car parked outside is a branch of the Leeds Industrial Co-operative Stores, these premises later became Yeadon Library.
Moving right, Martins dry cleaners, Paramount Stores, The Pork Shop and Marshall Beach newsagents.

High Street 1960s

L062 – High Street, 1960s.

High Street – 1960s

Looking down the High Street before Morrison’s store was built on the left.
H & E Wright have a shop on the left, to the right is the Leeds Co-operative shop at the corner with Marshall Street.

Photographer Charles Lideard, donated by his daughter Christine Hogg.

High Street 1960s

L075 – High Street, 1960s.

High Street – 1960s

The upper High Street, in the centre is the Albert Mill which was demolished in 1971.
On the left edge is Back Alma Street, then Alma Street, next Rockfield Terrace, the view today has changed as properties on Alma Street have been demolished leaving a shorter street with a green space next to the High Street.
On the right is the Albert Inn with the sign for Tetley’s ales outside.

Photographer Charles Lideard, donated by his daughter Christine Hogg.

High Street 1960s

L092 – High Street, 1960s.

High Street – 1960s

Looking up the High Street, at the end of the left side of the road is the old Lecture Hall set back a little then Albert Mill.
The Albert Inn on Albert Square is in the middle of the view.

Photographer Charles Lideard, donated by his daughter Christine Hogg.

High Street 1960s

L101 – High Street, 1960s.

High Street – 1960s

The large white building on the left was Yeadon Picture House (cinema) and is now the Aviator public house (March 2016), on the right Stott’s hardware shop and Crockatt’s dry cleaners can be seen.

Photographer Charles Lideard, donated by his daughter Christine Hogg.

High Street 1960s

L133 – High Street, 1960s.

High Street – 1960s

Section of the High Street, on the left is F E Moore at one time this was a pharmacy and until recently (June 2015) was a florists shop and is now vacant (July 2015)
To the right is Clark photographer now Blue Estate Agents, the premises immediately following are now occupied by the Yorkshire Bank.

Photographer Charles Lideard, donated by his daughter Christine Hogg.

High Street 1960s

L143 – High Street, 1960s.

High Street – 1960s

The end of the High Street looking down the Steep (Town Street), on the left is the Great Outdoors shop on Ivegate, to the right is Westminster Bank on Silver Lane.

Photographer Charles Lideard, donated by his daughter Christine Hogg.

High Street 1960s

L202 – High Street, 1960s.

High Street – 1960s

Looking across the High Street to premises of F E Moore, on the left edge is Rigg’s butchers.
Photographer Charles Lideard, donated by his daughter Christine Hogg.

High Street 1962

FB228 – High Street, 1962.

High Street – 1962

Bottom of the High Street, the Westminster Bank is on Silver Lane which goes off to the right.
The Post Office (now Penny Black restaurant) is at the corner of the High Street with Gallons grocers on the right.
Image Donated by Dennis Court.

High Street 1964

D404 – High Street, 1964.

High Street – 1964

A busy scene on the High Street, note the two-way traffic. On the left edge is Rigg’s butchers shop, next Birdsall’s shoe shop.

Previous Comments:

Re D092
Deano
I remember standing outside the picture house with my mates in the sixties an hour and a half before they opened because if you were in the first twelve you got in for 9d instead of a shilling (5p).
18 August 2013.

Facebook Comments:

Sue Hutchison. Anyone remember going to afternoon pictures? Pantos in the Town Hall?

Christine Hathaway Phillips. The Photographers is on the left, it’s got the Kodax sign outside. I remember having a photograph taken in there with my Sister.

Elizabeth Ludley Grimshaw. Quite a bustling little town! Was this before Morrison’s supermarket when we all shopped at the little local shops?

Colleen M. Boulton. My mums cousin was the manager of birchalls shoe shop, I remember I got a lovely pair of red sandals from there!

Christine Holmes. Wow, that is a fantastic photo. A stroll down memory lane.

David Ascough. On the right it looks like Marshall Beech, The pork shop and Paramount stores.

Kevin Dove. All those people spending their money in local shops instead of pouring it into the coffers of W. M. Morrisons. Things don’t always change for the better!

Bilox Malcolm. Remember Yeadon VERY well, spent many youthful hours there, playing snooker at the Lib Club, Feast week with the fair, 2 Picture houses, anyone remember the Bug Hole bottom of the Steep . . . Happy Days.

Anne Russell. I remember when Yeadon was like that, everytime you went down Yeadon in the fifty’s and sixties you saw everybody you knew and it was the same on a night in the great pubs.

Pamela Slater Bagnall. There was the fent shop at the top of the steep.

Theresa O’Neiil. What was the hardware shop at the bottom called?
Pauline Halliday. David’s Timber.
Theresa O’Neiil. THAT’ S it!!! Thank you, I’ve been wracking my brain for years!!! I can remember going in as a small child with my parents when they either ordered or bought various tools, fittings and wood. The men used to wear brown coats and the shop had two levels I think as it was on the hill. Thank you!

Julie Martin Zooming in on this the lady at the end of the group to the right has a very distinct resemblance to my Mum but alas I guess we will never know.

Sandra Stokes. Wow I remember Riggs butchers. I worked at Ralph Cuthberts chemist further up for 13 years.

Jean Walker. I loved the smell of Riggs butchers. Their pork pies were gorgeous. I used to get my feet measured and bought my shoes from Birchalls. I now have my hair done there.

Perry Hewitt. Does anyone remember the sweet shop at the top of the road, in an old shed as I recall

Martin Holt. And cars still going the wrong way up it!

Carol Moran. Childrens matinee at the cinema. I think it was on Saturdays.

Alison Lewis. Riggs butchers growler’s (pork pies) were the best around. My childhood home of the 60/70’s. I loved it back then. Still do but not as much as then… They were happy days.

Ian Durkin. Love how busy it seemed then. …A big contrast to how it is now.

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Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 11 May 2021.
Last updated: 11 May 2021.

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