We moved to Yeadon in 1961 when I was 7, my dad worked for Timothy Whites Chemists who had their head office in Leeds. We moved into a new house 2 Whackhouse Close and I went to Westfield Primary which was just across the road. I loved that school, my favourite teacher was Mr. Gooch.At age 11, I went to Aireborough Grammar- that was a very good school too. By 1965 we had moved to Guiseley but my grandparents bought our old house and I ...see more
I grow up in Yeadon then moved away at age 12yrs old. Then I moved to the U.S.A at age 16yrs old. All my childhood memories are of Yeadon. I went to Westfield then Benton Park. I came back for 3 months in 2009 and had the time of my life. I still love Yeadon and have even more memories to hold on to. It was like I went back in time - not much had changed. I wanted to stay there but was not ...see more
My brother Arthur 2 years my junior and my father Ernest Carter (dec'd 1963)all played for many years with Yeadon old prize band. We practiced 2 times a week in the old British Legion hut up behind the Yeadon town hall. Many's the time we ALL had to run to catch the West Yorkshire bus 10pm from Otley to get us to Ravenscliffe Avenue so we could sleep and not be too tired for school the next day. My first date ...see more
I was at Westfield Junior School from 65 to 70, we lived at Westfield Oval.
Mr Gooch's regime of daily repetitive and monotonous chanting of times tables has held me in good stead all my life. He also had a unique method of calling the register whilst transposing first letters of christian names and surnames so as Mark Bradley I became Bark Madly for 5 long years. Shirley Wright wasn't too impressed ...see more
All our photos are printed as optimised versions of their originals, this process can take anything from 15 minutes to several hours. This ensures that the product you get shows the true quality that Frith photos are renowned for.
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Genealogy & Research Images
Why Reference Prints?
All 300,000 photographs in The Frith Collection have been scanned, but as the photos were taken over a 110 year period on a wide range of glass & film negatives, using different photographic processes, every image has to be checked and optimised, before we make a print for a customer. This process can take from 15 minutes to several hours, depending on the condition of the original that we scanned. In order to offer a worthwhile selection of photos for each town, our website has traditionally displayed a mix of fully optimised photos with some that have been checked and tonally adjusted, but still require further work to bring them to the standard our products are known for.
Despite this work over the last 20 years, more than 60,000 scans have still not been individually checked and therefore not shown on our website. Some of these may prove to be damaged, faded, or not of sufficient quality to ever be offered in our full product range. However, since the number of Genealogists and Local Historians using our website is growing all the time, with effect September 2021 we will display the unchecked images marked as "Reference Only". Until they are checked and optimised these photos will only be available on the website for on-line research, or available to order as 7" x 4” Reference Prints sold as seen, with no warranty. Over the next few years as these photos are checked, those that meet our essential quality requirements will gradually be optimised and added to our main selection.