Isaac Croft & Sons – 1920

Isaac Croft & Sons 1920

Title Isaac Croft & Sons
Date 1920
Location Yeadon
Photo ID A258
Comment Three vehicles belonging to the firm Isaac Croft & Sons. Before the arrival of motor transport this garage in Chapel Lane had previously been stables for the horses used by the Crofts in their family business as Carriers, established in 1853.
Isaac Croft & Sons 1920

A260 – Isaac Croft & Sons, 1920.

Isaac Croft & Sons – 1920

Three of Isaac Croft & Sons employees stand in front of a Croft vehicle in the company yard in Chapel Lane.

The lorry is to be used for removals, charabanc trips are also advertised.

On the left is Jack Greenwoood, the driver Silson Long is in the middle with Sam Greenwood on the right. Sam was Isaac’s son-in-law.

Isaac Croft & Sons 1920

A261 – Isaac Croft & Sons, 1920.

Isaac Croft & Sons – 1920

One of Isaac Croft & Sons vehicles in the old stable yard Chapel Lane.

The lorry has solid tyres and is painted with the company name and telephone number, advertising a removal and storage business.

The man second from the left wearing a flat cap is Isaac Croft.

Isaac Croft & Sons 1920

A259 – Isaac Croft & Sons, 1920.

Isaac Croft & Sons – 1920

One of Isaac Croft & Sons vehicles in the company yard on Chapel Lane. Standing in front of the lorry are Left, Silson Long driver, in the middle Jack Greenwood and on the right Sam Greenwood who was the son-in-law of Isaac.

The lorry has a slogan “Move With The Times”.

Isaac Croft & Sons 2015

A265 – Isaac Croft & Sons, 2015.

Isaac Croft & Sons – 2015

Carts which belonged to F & H Croft of Kirk Lane, they are owned by David Greenwood, grandson of the founder of the company Isaac Croft.
Mr Greenwood would like the carts to be restored and preserved and is willing to donate them to a museum.

Photographer Dennis Court.

Isaac Croft & Sons 2015

P266 – Isaac Croft & Sons, 2015.

Isaac Croft & Sons – 2015

As above.

Isaac Croft & Sons 2015

P274 – Isaac Croft & Sons, 2015.

Isaac Croft & Sons – 2015

As above.

Photographer Dennis Court.

Previous Comments:

Robert Davey
I remember F & H Croft but, get confused between them and another haulier.
One had a garage/warehouse on Marshall Street (Croft(?)) and, t’other was at Lakeside Garage, Cemetery Road (Murgatroyd(?))
26 July 2018.

Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 12 November 2021.
Last updated: 12 November 2021.

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