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West Yorkshire Photographic Memories

West Yorkshire Photographic Memories

The photo 'Wetherby, River Wharfe 1909' appears in this book

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Caption for Wetherby, River Wharfe 1909: In the 1920s, Tom Richmond's West End Boating Stage offered rowing, Canadian-style skiffs and punts. A motor boat plied between here and Collingham Bridge. Behind the houses was Raby Park, an imposing housing development stimulated by the arrival of the railway. The area was named after the Vicar of Wetherby, the Rev William Raby, whose name was also taken by the local cinema which opened in 1915 to entertain the troops. In the 1940s it became the Rodney, and it remains open as the Wetherby Film Theatre.

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Memories of Wetherby

Reference Market Place photo c1965. Newsagent was Wards's paper shop and the chippy next door was known as the market place chippy, 6d for a bag of chips and scraps, yummy. A night at the Rodney Cinema, Barleyfields or Crypt Youth Club and a long walk home, the 6d was my bus fare. Happy days

I was 11 years old in 1965 and had moved to Wetherby in 1963. I walked around Bernards store several times. The shop across the side street from Bernards Store was a small Newsagent. The lampost in front of it was the pick up point for Tadcaster Grammar School pupils school bus. When this photograph was taken I was a (...Read full memory)

As a small boy around 1945/1947 walking home from Wetherby Church School I remember one day watching from the bridge as the mill was engulfed in flames and burning down. I wonder if anyone can provide the exact date or has a similar memory. I don't have any other memories of these schooldays other than sometimes being (...Read full memory)

I attended Church Street primary school from 1952. The building on the left with two large wooden doors was Mathews builders joiners shop. In the summer we would watch the joiners making windows,doors and stairs. I did eventually become a joiner . Victor Kendall.

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