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A J May, Off-Licence

Outside 36 Canada Road, Arthur James May sitting on the steps to his off licence store, with him is his son Carl May on his bicycle….

A S Thomas, Fish & Chip Shop – 1918 onwards

In 1918, he opened the first fish and chip shop in Rawdon at Low Fold, in 1924 he moved a short distance to New Road Side.

Addy’s Shop

Interior of Addy’s shop, the man is Alan Pickles who was the manager.

Airedale International Air Conditioning

Formed in 1974, and based on Leeds Road (A65) in Rawdon, Airedale International Air Conditioning.

C W Wade, Dyers & Finishers, Low Mill – c1900

A lorry belonging to C W Wade of Low Mills, cloth dyers & finishers. ….

Co-op 1907 – 1970

This building stands at the junction of Harrogate Road and New Road Side. It was the co-op stores until the new Central Stores…


The entrance to the crematorium. Rawdon crematorium 1959 to present – just off…

Dental Practice

Rawdon Dental Practice on Leeds Road, in the foreground is the junction…

E Hardwick, Plumber & Ironmonger – c1950/60s

No: 1 Canada Road was the home to the business of E Hardwick, Plumber & Ironmonger located at the bottom of Canada Road on…

Emmott Arms

…In due course it became tied to William Whitaker & Co of the Bradford Old Brewery and later to Sam Smiths of Tadcaster . Present…

Falkingham and Rothera Garage – 1935

This garage stood on New Road Side next to the Garden of Remembrance. It was bought by…

Frankland, Bakers & Confectioners – c1895/1900

he family had a bakers and confectioners shop on Town Street. Two boys are on a horse drawn delivery…

H W Jordan

The location of these three photographs is at the top of North Street and Park Row. The decorated…

L J Booth, Woodbottom Mill – c1911

This mill was originally built by the Thompson family around 1797, and was originally…

Larkfield Mill

The mill was built in 1825 by the Thompson family to manufacture and dye woollen cloth. The Thompson…

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