Otley Road, c1900s – onward (6)

Otley Road 2013

Title Otley Road
Date 2013
Location Guiseley
Photo ID FB264
Comment This area to the side of the Wetherby Whaler is presumed to be the entrance for a new Aldi Store. Photographer Joanne Coultas.
Otley Road 2014

G176 – Otley Road, 2014.

Otley Road – 2014

On the left is the junction with Springfield Road, with a branch of the Skipton Building Society and on the right Cookies which was formerly Haigh’s Bakery.

Photographer Dennis Court.

Otley Road 2014

C495 – Otley Road, 2014.

Otley Road – 2014

On the left is Station Road. To the right is Springfield Court where a complex of new apartments has been built. The St. Gemma’s charity shop was once the premises of Chippindale’s shoes, a family business based in the area for many years.

Photographer Edwy Harling.

Otley Road 2014

C496 – Otley Road, 2014.

Otley Road – 2014

To the left is Springfield Court. Moving right are Santander Bank, “Green Chilli”, Coral Bookmakers then Tony Wood’s butchers next is a gift shop at the corner with Springfield Road on the right.

A branch of the Skipton Building Society is at the right edge.

Photographer Edwy Harling.

Otley Road 2014

C497 – Otley Road, 2014.

Otley Road – 2014

On the right is Springfield Road with the Skipton Building Society at the corner.

Photographer Edwy Harling.

Otley Road 2014

C498 – Otley Road, 2014.

Otley Road – 2014

The Regent Hotel was built to accommodate passengers using the Guiseley railway station but when the line was laid it was found that the gradient behind the hotel was too steep and the station was built a little further down the line.
The present Station Hotel was originally called the Fountain Inn. The name was changed when the station was built.

The hanging sign at the Regent Hotel depicts the Prince Regent who became King George IV.

Moving right towards Greenbottom are “Talons” nail salon, Yass hairdresser, Bellisima beauty treatments, Windsors kitchens, a pizza outlet and Coopers bar on the right.

This building was a Co-operative store, the upper floor was a popular venue for social events and funeral teas.

Traffic is queuing to go through traffic lights at the junction with Greenbottom.

Photographer Edwy Harling.

Otley Road 2014

J099 – Otley Road, 2014.

Otley Road – 2014

A new shop which has opened on Otley Road called “Uni X Spa”. (2014).

Photographer Joanne Coultas.

Otley Road 2014

G253 – Otley Road, 2014.

Otley Road – 2014

Two images of the Gyratory system which takes traffic from the Green, Park Road and retail park along Otley Road, A65.
This is one of the busiest roads in the Leeds Metropolitan area.

Otley Road 2014

G254 – Otley Road, 2014.

Otley Road – 2014

As above.

Otley Road 2015

T369 – Otley Road, 2015.

Otley Road – 2015

Looking from Thorpe Lane across to Otley Road, on the right is the edge of the Wetherby Whaler.
HSL Chair shop is on the site where the Damn Yankee American style restaurant had been.

Photographer Charles North.

Otley Road 2015

T376 – Otley Road, 2015.

Otley Road – 2015

BP petrol station and Spar convenience store.

Photographer Charles North.

Otley Road 2015

J154 – Otley Road, 2015.

Otley Road – 2015

The old tram shed is now converted into apartments and a fitness centre.
The large window in the centre was once an entrance for the passage of trams.

Photographer Charles North.

Otley Road 2015

V498 – Otley Road, 2016.

Otley Road – 2016

Two images of this building which was originally a Chapel of Rest, for a short time it was converted into an Italian coffee shop, now a business Pure Basement Systems (September 2016).

Photographer Edwy Harling.

Otley Road 2016

V499 – Otley Road, 2016.

Otley Road – 2016

As above.

Otley Road 2016

W099 – Otley Road, 2016.

Otley Road – 2016

Bathroom and kitchen showrooms. The building was erected as Guiseley Picture Palace in 1913 by Mr Runnyman who also played the piano and created sound effects for the silent films.
The land had previously been used as a fairground. Before the cinema was built, picture shows were held in the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel off Town Street.

Photographer Joanne Coultas.

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Consolidated by Linda Plonka. 08 March 2022.
Last updated: 15 March 2022.

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