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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.

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…

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

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

L J Booth, Mill

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…

M H Rigg, Butchers

This photo was taken prior to Wilkinsons taking over the butcher’s shop on Harrogate Road.

Mansell & Hatcher

Mansell & Hatcher grew orchids in Cragg Wood on the site of the first Baptist Chapel…

Naylor Jennings

Interior view of Naylor Jennings Green Lane Mill.

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