Aireborough Historical Society

Back Lane 2004

Back Lane, Guiseley 2004
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Back Lane
Date 2004
Location Guiseley
Photo ID
FF061 + FF062 + FF063 & FF064
Top: New houses under construction on Back Lane, the wall on the right is the end of a row of stone terrace houses facing onto Pendragon Terrace.

Upper Middle: The house on the left is a short distance past the junction with Park Road.

Lower Middle: Houses under construction at the junction of Back Lane and Aldersyde Road.
The Aldersyde estate was built on the site of Back Lane Mill, in the 1930s it was occupied by Cotopa who used a chemical process to colour cotton.
During the 2nd World War they were manufacturing dummy hand grenades for use by the Home Guard when an explosion occurred which killed 4 girls and severely injured another, this was in September 1941.
Production continued on the site until a fire on 31st December 1948 ravaged the building until nothing remained.
The site was then used by the Electricity Board.

Bottom: New houses being built on Back Lane


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