Aireborough Historical Society

J. JL & C Peate Ltd

Nunroyd Mill
Date As Shown
Location Guiseley
Photo ID
1972: J. JL & C Peate Ltd
Jonathan Peate, with his brothers Joseph Long and Caleb built this mill on Otley Road (A65) in 1868.
It was later extended so half lay in Guiseley, half in Yeadon.
The car park is on the right.
Jonathan sold the mill, when it closed it was owned by West Riding Fabrics.
The building was demolished in 1987 and West Side Retail Park built on the site. Not in this view but to the right is Ghyll Royd, a small street of Edwardian Villas which were built for the senior employees of Nunroyd Mill.
When the retail park was proposed all the houses on Ghyll Royd which faced onto the mill car park were given a piece of the car park to form a garden.
A large wall separates the gardens from the retail park entrance/exit roads.




1976: Boocock Retirement, Guiseley

Photo taken to mark the retirement of Wilfrid Boocock from Peate's Nunroyd Mill .

To the right on the back row is Newby Fry, on the front row 2nd from the left is Mr Boocock, the man on the right is John Hartley.

Donated by Julie Boocock
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1976: The retirement of Wilfrid Boocock from Nunroyd Mill, he is the man in the centre.

Donated by Julie Boocock


1976: Wilfrid Boocock, 2nd from the right, is being handed an envelope on his retirement from Peate's Nunroyd Mill.

The man on the left is John Hartley.

Donated by Julie Boocock


1976: Wilfrid Boocock on the left is being presented with a radio cassette player as a retirement gift, he had worked at Nunroyd Mill.


Donated by Julie Boocock


1976: Group of Peate's Nunroyd Mill staff gathered to wish Wilfrid Boocock well on his retirement, he is seated 2nd from the right on the front row.

On the back row, 2nd from the left is Newby Fry.

Donated by Julie Boocock


1976: Some of the staff of Peate's Nunroyd Mill on the retirement of Wilfrid Boocock who is seated with the ladies on the sofa.

Standing at the back, 2nd from the left is John Hartley next is Jimmy Copperthwaite, 5th in from the right is Newby Fry.

Donated by Julie Boocock


Mid 1950s: A group of employees from Nunroyd Mill pose in front of a coach.

The location is Otley Road opposite the mill with Nunroyd Avenue in the background. Sid Walker is in the middle of the group, far left is ? Stanhope, wearing a light coloured suit on the right is Eddie Muschamp.

Donated by Douglas Walker


Philip Peel
Philip Peel
The comments don’t say how long Mr Boocock worked for the company, but it must have been quite a long time.I believe he was a very good clarinetist. At one time he and his daughter Julie played in an amateur orchestra under the leadership of Harry Waugh, if my memory serves me well. For a short time I played in the same orchestra
11 May 2018
Julie Boocock
Julie Boocock
He worked there all his life, so around 50 years, apart from during the 2nd world war, when he was posted to Rome. Yes, we were both in the orchestra under the leadership of Harry Waugh, which I think if I remember rightly met in the Rawdon Trinity Church School Room.
14 May 2018
Andrew Fry
Andrew Fry
Julie - thank you for donating all these pictures. It is great to see pictures of my Grandad (Newby Fry) in them.
Andrew Fry (son of Anthony & Kathleen (nee Anderson) Fry)

29 May 2018
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