King Street

King Street 1937
Title King Street
Date 1937
Location Yeadon
Photo ID A218
Comment Bunting is stretched across King Street to celebrate the Coronation of King George VI on the 12th May 1937.

George VI, ascended the throne when his brother Edward VIII, abdicated in order to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson, Edward took the title Duke of Windsor. King George VI died on 6th February 1952 to be succeeded by His daughter Elizabeth, our present Queen.
This view is looking down King Street from the High Street, the lady on the left standing at her gate is Mrs Ada Waterworth nee Fletcher.
The postman is looking at the camera, in the background are several ladies.

King Street 2013

F347 – King Street, 2013.

King Street – 2013

These houses are at the Football end of King Street, the view looks towards the High Street. The houses were built on the site of the old Theatre Royal or Peoples Theatre, known locally as “The Peeps”.

To view the history of the ‘Peeps’ Click Here.

King Street 2013

G333 – King Street, 2013.

King Street – 2013

A view of King Street.

King Street 2014

M354 – King Street, 2014.

King Street – 2014

Looking along King Street to the High Street where Bayfield’s opticians is in view, this was previously the business of Kath Stott.

King Street 2014

L306 – King Street, 2014.

King Street – 2014

King Street viewed from the High Street.

King Street 2014

A483 – King Street, 2014.

King Street – 2014

New properties on King Street which are on the site of the Peoples Hall (Peeps), the name was changed in 1892 to the Theatre Royal. The balcony became unsafe and it was closed in 1915, the ground floor was used as a Drill Hall for the remainder of the First World War.
It was also used as an indoor market until being pulled down in 1957. Part of the Hall footprint extended into Football at the junction with King Street where a detached house was built.

Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 18 May 2021.
Last updated: 18 May 2021.

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