Wetherby, The Bridge Over The River Wharfe c.1965

Memories of Wetherby


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.

The Morris Traveler car belonged to my father Bill Kendall who was a painter and decorator in Wetherby at the time the photo was taken. He undertook a lot of work for the proprietor of Bogley’s shop and I myself used to earn pocket money by tidying up the yard at the rear on a Saturday morning. Victor Kendall.

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

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)

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