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Audry Speight, Popplewell & Fred Barrett – 1940s

Popplewell & Fred Barrett 1940s

AS-1 Popplewell & Fred Barrett.

Title Popplewell & Fred Barrett
Date 1940s
Location Yeadon
Written By Audry Speight
Comment A memory from Audry Speight who is a committee member of AHS, was born in 1927 and lives in Yeadon.

“I’m sure there’s still people who remember Popplewell’s green grocers shop in Guiseley.
The photo shows it trimmed up for the carnival.
The man in the picture is my Dad, Fred Barrett, the nephew of the owners.
He decorated it.
Also I’m sure lots of local people remembered the son Ken Popplewell with his dance band, he played at Yeadon Town Hall.
Those were the days.
He also entertained customers at the Peacock Hotel.
Leeds people used to come by bus to see the band and the Wallace Family they were very popular, well known in the area.
My Dad left the shop to take over my Grandads Market Garden, in the Second World War he took over more fields.
It was on Victoria Avenue, Yeadon, opposite a factory which through the war was called The Arrow Aircraft, like the AVRO it employed a lot of local and Leeds people.
Now the fields are gone houses were built in the 60’s.

Audry Speight.
January 2014.

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

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