White Cross

White Cross 1920 & 1950

Title White Cross
Date 1920/1950
Location Guiseley
Photo ID E448
Comment First and second photographs showing the White Cross Hotel in 1920 and then in 1950, showing the changes taken place over 30 years, with signs for Tetley’s Ales which display the trademark ‘Huntsman’ logo. Donated by Anne North.
White Cross 1950 & 1920

E448A – White Cross, 1950/1920.

White Cross – 1950/1920

As above.

White Cross Undated

U440 – White Cross, Undated.

White Cross – Undated

A very  animated image of the White Cross with a tram on Otley Road (A65) it has a large group of people around it, this was the terminus of the tram service from Leeds, the large building just behind the tram was the tram shed.

White Cross Undated

R418 – White Cross, Undated.

White Cross – Undated

Otley Road runs to the left of the White Cross Hotel with Bradford Road on the right, behind the bus shelters is the Tranmere Café. In the centre is the forerunner of the present roundabout.

White Cross 1953

G116 – White Cross, 1953.

White Cross – 1953

White Cross before the roundabout was constructed.

To the left is Otley Road, the White Cross Hotel advertises “Tetley’s Yorkshire Pale Ale”. Bradford Road is to the right, various vehicles can be seen including an iconic Morris Traveller or “Woodie”.

White Cross 2004

I124 – White Cross, 2004.

White Cross – 2004

On the left is Otley Road, White Cross Hotel in the centre and Bradford Road to the right.

Donated by Anne North.

White Cross 2012

T344 – White Cross, 2012.

White Cross – 2012

Looking across the roundabout to The Wetherby Whaler previously Harry Ramsdens, Bradford Road is in the foreground. Leicester Machine Movers are delivering new equipment to the Wetherby Whaler.

Photographer Charles North.

White Cross 2012

T345 – White Cross, 2012.

White Cross – 2012

New fish frying units are being taken into the Wetherby Whaler restaurant, part of the refurbishment of what had been Harry Ramsdens.

Photographer Charles North.

White Cross 2013

FB262 – White Cross, 2013.

White Cross – 2013

Looking across the Otley Road (A65) at White Cross, to the left is the Wetherby Whaler, the pile of rubble is on the site of a recently demolished restaurant which was once the Damn Yankee.

Photographer Joanne Coultas.

White Cross 2016

C769 – White Cross, 2016.

White Cross – 2016

Looking across the roundabout at White Cross to the telephone exchange on Bradford Road.

Photographer Edwy Harling.

White Cross 2013

FB262 – White Cross, 2013.

White Cross – 2013

Fields behind the Wetherby Whaler restaurant, could this possibly be a proposed future site for housing?

Photographer Joanne Coultas.

Previous Comments:

Re E448
BlueBus
The picture is most interesting. The tram is standing at the very end of the tram lines. The overhead wiring in the foreground is for the trolleybuses (1915 – 1928) from White Cross to Burley and to Otley. These dreadful vehicles never paid properly and must have been torture to ride on, the roads being poor in those days. When in the depot they had their own parking positions against the Bradford Road wall of the building.
22 March 2017.

Consolidated by Elaine Ellwood. 20 February 2022.
Last updated: 20 February 2022.

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