Aireborough Historical Society

Towngate (3)

TowngateOld Smithy, Towngate 1900Towngate
Title
Towngate
Date 1900
Location Guiseley
Photo ID
A346 + M076 & Fb379
Comment
Top: Guiseley stocks have a number of children and men round them.
The entrance on the right led to Cambridge Street.
The shop and adjoining cottages are now used by Denisons Funeral Directors 1-3 Towngate.
The taller building on the right edge is used by the florists business Mulberry Tree at Orchard House, Towngate.

 

Middle:  A line of men and children stand in front of the old smithy, the man in the doorway wearing a leather apron is possibly the blacksmith.
Joseph Dunwell is the old man with the white beard and walking stick.

Bottom: The men are outside the old Smithy, this photograph was taken before the town cross was restored in 1913, the gas lamp is mounted on the stump of the old cross.
The Smithy and adjoining cottages were demolished for early road improvements.

 

D703

2005: On the left edge is the Woolpack Inn, in the centre is the cross & stocks situated in the Garden of Remembrance, the New Inn is at the right edge.




 

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