Memories of Yeadon

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 (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

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