Aireborough Historical Society

Otley Road (Part 2)

Otley Road
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Otley Road
Date Undated
Location Guiseley
Photo ID
FB183     Donated by Andrew Clayton
M232     Donated by Anne North

N297     Donated by Anne North


1: This view looks from Oxford Circus (Oxford Road) which is to the left and down Otley Road in the direction of Yeadon/Rawdon.
A number of children are gathered round a tram which has a destination board for Roundhay.
On the left behind the lamp post is a shop with rolls of linoleum outside, this is the business of Lee & Sons.
A finger post on the lamp standard points to Guiseley railway station.

   The Providence Methodist Chapel is behind the tram, the building on the right has a sign "Fish and Chip Saloon".

2: Towards the right is the Primitive Methodist Chapel also called Providence Chapel.
Next right is a lower building with J W Lawson offering financial services.

3: View looking along Otley Road in the direction of Greenbottom.The shop with the boxes stacked outside is Dibb's grocers.

4: View of Otley Road looking towards the Station Inn and the junction with Oxford Road.
5: Then & now images of a shop on Otley Road, once Popplewell's greengrocers, it is now the premises of Dacre, Son & Hartley estate agents.

6: Looking towards Greenbottom, to the right is an area of waste ground where properties have been demolished.


1920/2004: Now and then images of the old tram sheds on Otley Road, White Cross.

The building is now converted into apartments and a health club (October 2015)



C1986: Oxford Road is to the left, moving right, Parker's greengrocers, Leeds Permanent Building Society, Richard Driver estate agent, Rhodes newsagent.

Courtesy of Rachel King


The shop was Joseph Lee & Sons. He was my Grand uncle and also had a furniture shop in at the bottom of High Street Yeadon.
29 May 2013
The pile of rubble in photo 6 is the remains of the old Guiseley telephone exchange which was moved to land at White Cross.
15 October 2017
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