J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill, 1896 – 1987

Nunroyd Mill Pre 1987

Title J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill
Date 1896
Location Guiseley
Photo ID F091
Comment Seen from the top of Greenbottom Mill chimney, Nunroyd Mill, is the large building in the centre of the view which is looking over the fields up to Yeadon.
J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill, Pre 1914

N42 – J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill, Pre 1914.

J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill – Pre 1914

A group of workmen employed as loom tuners by the Peate Brothers at Nunroyd Mill. John Hargreaves is standing on the left, he later became a manager at Springhead Mill, he was a member of the Wesleyan Methodists.
At the right end of the row is Arthur Waite, with a man called Baldwin on his left.
To the left of the front row is ? Crowther, the large man in the centre is foreman John Clayton.
Waring Brown is on the right.

Nunroyd Mill Pre 1987

FF097 – J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill, 1930s.

J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill – 1930s

This view is from the railway cutting behind the mill, looking across the fields the outline of the mill can be seen.

J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill, 1950s

P494 – J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill, 1950s.

J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill – 1950s

A group of employees from Nunroyd Mill pose in front of a coach.

The location is Otley Road opposite the mill with Nunroyd Avenue in the background. Sid Walker is in the middle of the group, far left is ? Stanhope, wearing a light coloured suit on the right is Eddie Muschamp.

Donated by Douglas & Phil Walker.

J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill, 1972

A345 – J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill, 1972.

J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill – 1972

Jonathan Peate, with his brothers Joseph Long and Caleb built this mill on Otley Road (A65) in 1868.
It was later extended so half lay in Guiseley, half in Yeadon.
The car park is on the right.
Jonathan sold the mill, when it closed it was owned by West Riding Fabrics.
The building was demolished in 1987 and West Side Retail Park built on the site. Not in this view but to the right is Ghyll Royd, a small street of Edwardian Villas which were built for the senior employees of Nunroyd Mill.
When the retail park was proposed all the houses on Ghyll Royd which faced onto the mill car park were given a piece of the car park to form a garden.
A large wall separates the gardens from the retail park entrance/exit roads.

J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill, 1976

PU101 – J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill, 1976.

J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill – 1976

Boocock Retirement, Guiseley.

Photo taken to mark the retirement of Wilfrid Boocock from Peate’s Nunroyd Mill .

To the right on the back row is Newby Fry, on the front row 2nd from the left is Mr Boocock, the man on the right is John Hartley.

Donated by Julie Boocock.

J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill, 1976

PU102 – J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill, 1976.

J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill – 1976

The retirement of Wilfrid Boocock from Nunroyd Mill, he is the man in the centre.

Donated by Julie Boocock.

J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill, 1976

PU103 – J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill, 1976.

J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill – 1976

Wilfrid Boocock, 2nd from the right, is being handed an envelope on his retirement from Peate’s Nunroyd Mill.

The man on the left is John Hartley.

Donated by Julie Boocock.

J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill, 1976

PU104 – J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill, 1976.

J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill – 1976

The retirement of Wilfrid Boocock from Nunroyd Mill, he is the man in the centre.

Donated by Julie Boocock.

J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill, 1976

PU105 – J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill, 1976.

J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill – 1976

Group of Peate’s Nunroyd Mill staff gathered to wish Wilfrid Boocock well on his retirement, he is seated 2nd from the right on the front row.

On the back row, 2nd from the left is Newby Fry.

Donated by Julie Boocock.

J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill, 1976

PU106 – J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill, 1976.

J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill – 1976

Some of the staff of Peate’s Nunroyd Mill on the retirement of Wilfrid Boocock who is seated with the ladies on the sofa.

Standing at the back, 2nd from the left is John Hartley next is Jimmy Copperthwaite, 5th in from the right is Newby Fry.

Donated by Julie Boocock

Nunroyd Mill Pre 1987

W123 – J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill, Pre 1987.

J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill – Pre 1987

Nunroyd Mill was built by the Peate brothers, seen here before demolition.

Donated by Andrew Emsley.

Nunroyd Mill Pre 1987

W124 – J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill, Pre 1987.

J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill – Pre 1987

As above.

Nunroyd Mill Pre 1987

W125 – J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill, Pre 1987.

J JL & C Peate Ltd, Nunroyd Mill – Pre 1987

As above

Previous Comments:

Re N42
Goose57
John Hargreaves was a relative of mine. His father was Edmund Hargreaves who had a very skilled job and was well respected at ‘Billy Murgs’ mill. The family lived at Worlds End in Yeadon. John was named after his ? grandfather John Lawson who had Coney Farm. The airport now covers part of that farm. Edmund is my G-G- Grandfather. The family were strongly Wesleyan Methodist and remained so for generations. My mother Kathleen Kitchen nee Smith worked for a time at Murgatroyd’s Mills and was told by some very old workers that she resembled her Great Grandfather. She never tired of telling the story!
27 July 2013

Philip Peel
The comments don’t say how long Mr Boocock worked for the company, but it must have been quite a long time. I believe he was a very good clarinetist. At one time he and his daughter Julie played in an amateur orchestra under the leadership of Harry Waugh, if my memory serves me well. For a short time I played in the same orchestra.
11 May 2018.

Julie Boocock
He worked there all his life, so around 50 years, apart from during the 2nd world war, when he was posted to Rome. Yes, we were both in the orchestra under the leadership of Harry Waugh, which I think if I remember rightly met in the Rawdon Trinity Church School Room.
14 May 2018.

Andrew Fry
Julie – thank you for donating all these pictures. It is great to see pictures of my Grandad (Newby Fry) in them.
Andrew Fry (son of Anthony & Kathleen (nee Anderson) Fry).
29 May 2018.

Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 02 May 2022.
Last updated: 02 May 2022.

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