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Rawnsley’s Bakery

Rawnsleys Bakers Undated

Title Rawnsely’s Bakery
Date Undated
Location Yeadon
Photo ID C420
Comment The bakery was located on the High Street, Mrs Rawnsley is the lady seated. The large ovens were steam operated, on the left girls are rolling out dough, to the right assistants stand besides trays of bread products.
Rawnsleys Bakers Undated

SL016 – Rawnsley’s Bakery, Undated.

Rawnsley’s Bakery – Undated

Rawnsley’s shop selling groceries and confectionery, the right window has a display of sweets and an advertisement for Fry’s chocolate.

This photograph was originally taken onto a glass slide by E. E. Slater of Hopeville, Yeadon. It has been digitally transferred for us by John Hobson.

Previous Comments:

Rawnsley’s had a café on the left hand side of the shop as you entered the door. Lovely fresh baking.
15 September 2013.

Re C420
Such a lovely photo and now Helen Stubbs I know the connection to your family, my gran always talked of the Herds and the Mercers and she lived at 141 High Street about 1989. So glad we made contact via Yeadon Memories and shared our lovely photos of our ancestors.
07 January 2020.

From our facebook page:
Helen Stubbs Goodness ! My grandmother Ada Mercer was apprenticed here in 1913 and once she had finished her apprenticeship there, set up her own bakers and confectioners at 131 High street. Not sure that went down well with Rawnsley’s but it did run until 1950.
It was called ‘the misses mercers’ ! It was run by Ada Mercer, her mum Sarah Mercer and her Aunt Martha Mercer.

Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 01 December 2021.
Last updated: 13 January 2023 – Images updated.

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