Otley Road, c1900s – onward (4)

Otley Road 1988

Title Otley Road
Date 1988
Location Guiseley
Photo ID PU215
Comment On the left is the side view of a property at the corner with Springfield Place. The car park is for Morrison’s store which is under construction. Donated by Jane Blake.
Otley Road 1989

FB411 – Otley Road, 1989.

Otley Road – 1989

Park Road is on the left, in the centre construction of Morrison’s Supermarket has begun, Otley Road (A65) is to the right.

Otley Road 1989

FB412 – Otley Road, 1989.

Otley Road – 1989

On the left is the junction with Park Road, this is now a gyratory system. Morrison’s Supermarket is being built on the site of Cassfield Mills.

Otley Road 1989

P312 – Otley Road, 1989.

Otley Road – 1989

Looking towards Greenbottom, the wall on the right is the boundary to Morrison’s store and car park, this dates the photo to after 1988/89 when the shop was built, opening in 1989.

Otley Road 1996

FBA076 – Otley Road, 1996.

Otley Road – 1996

On the left is Vantage Pharmacy, J H Edmonds, formerly the premises of J Usher, chemist.
Next, C M Davies newsagent, Guiseley Library is out of view on the right. Behind the van is a house which was once the home of Betty Van Geloven. She had worked as a cook in a few of the local mill canteens.
Her husband Jon was a glass worker, one of several Dutch men who came to work at Crompton Parkinsons.
He joined the British Army and lost his life in the 2nd World War, leaving Betty with a son who later emigrated to Australia.

Image donated by Lynne Moxon.

Otley Road 1997

FBA082 – Otley Road, 1997.

Otley Road – 1997

On the left an archway leads to Dixon’s Printers (the archway dates from a time when horse and carts would have passed through), next is Johnson’s Cleaners and on the right is Chippindales Shoe Shop.

Image donated by Lynne Moxon.

Otley Road 2002

J130 – Otley Road, 2002.

Otley Road – 2002

Located on Otley Road, this was the old tram shed.
The height of the entrance demonstrates the headroom needed for the trams to pass.
When it was no longer used as a tram shed it was occupied by a family firm Spooner Engineering, who are now located in Ilkley.
Next, it was Arnold Laver’s DIY store, at the time the photos were taken the building was being converted into apartments and a fitness centre.

Photographer Charles North.

Otley Road 2002

J131 – Otley Road, 2002.

Otley Road – 2002

As above.

Otley Road 2004

FF55 – Otley Road, 2004.

Otley Road – 2004

New houses face the road which were built between Back Lane and Otley Road. The streets were given the names of Anglo-Saxon Kings, Edwin and Redwald, also Saint Oswald.
The estate was further expanded when Wilson’s former pram works (seen on the right) was demolished and the site used for more dwellings.

Otley Road 2004

FF89 – Otley Road, 2004.

Otley Road – 2004

Looking across Otley Road (A65) to Morrisons store and car park.

Otley Road 2004

H116 – Otley Road, 2004.

Otley Road – 2004

Otley Road with the junction for Springfield Road. Tony Woods Butchers, Aurora Imaging and Geoffrey’s.

Otley Road 2004

E446 – Otley Road, 2004.

Otley Road – 2004

In the background is West Side Retail Park, this was the site of Nunroyd Mill behind which was Guiseley Foundry.

Otley Road 2004

P381 – Otley Road, 2004.

Otley Road – 2004

Looking from Otley Road to the car park for Morrison’s supermarket.

Otley Road 2004

P417 – Otley Road, 2004.

Otley Road – 2004

View down Otley Road from the corner with Oxford Road.

Otley Road 2004

FB110 – Otley Road, 2006.

Otley Road – 2006

Otley Road (A65) is in the foreground, the cars waiting at the traffic lights are on Oxford Road.
To the left is Guiseley Post Office. The premises with the “Lease For Sale” sign was previously a bank.
Moving right, next is a “Help the Aged” charity shop, the Halifax Building Society, Guiseley News and Boots chemist on the right.

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Consolidated by Linda Plonka. 08 March 2022.
Last updated: 14 March 2022.

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