Yeadon, New Road c.1960

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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


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.

its a great place

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)

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)

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