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West Yorkshire Photographic Memories

West Yorkshire Photographic Memories

The photo 'Yeadon, New Road c1960' appears in this book.

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Caption for Yeadon, New Road C1960: New Road was part of an old turnpike road, where a wagon drawn by five horses was charged 1/6d. In the mid 19th century, there were over twenty-five mills working in the town, but the boom and bust years of trade protection caused much unemployment. This former agricultural village gave way to rows and rows of workers' cottages, many of which remain. Nearby Yeadon Airport began as the Yorkshire Aeroplane Club in 1933, and in the Second World War it was used as a test site for Lancaster bombers. Jet planes arrived in 1984.

An extract from West Yorkshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Yeadon

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)

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)

Looking for any info on Yates family from Yeadon, John and Alice; address on 1911 census is 6 Hawthorn Lane any info would help thanks.

Moved to Yeadon from Sheffield in 1950 first we lived at Hawthorne drive then moved to cemetery rd lived in the white bungalow just passed the cemetery gates, and opposite Browns farm. Went to school with John Brown and my best friend at school was Terry Hawkridge, westfield infants then westfield junior school moved to (...Read full memory)

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