1: A crowd is gathered around the cross for an open-air service, the white
haired man to the right of the cross is Canon Howson.
The Cross Inn is on the
left the licensee is Harvey Kaye.
The demolition of old property has begun on
2: On the left is the Cross Inn, licensee James E Stewart. Behind the stocks
and gas lamp (mounted on the stump of the old broken cross) is the smithy.
horse and rider are outside the smithy, to the right is a horse and cart.
3: Shops on Towngate, on the left is a butchers shop, business of Lumby and
St Oswalds Church is on the right.
row of old cottages on the left were due to be demolished, this was the area
where a market was once held.
The photo was taken before the Cross Inn on the
right was demolished in 1967.
facebook comment: Looking
at this picture brings back so many memories...now the three cottages
to the left between 1930 and 1950s were by (left to right) 1st.Mr and
Mrs Knipes 2nd.Miss Harpers (two sisters (dressmakers)) and 3rd. Mr and
Mrs Learmonth and three sons. Across
the ginnel was J.O. Taylors ( greengrocers) next door was Mr and Mrs
Newboults the first taller building was Miss Gills joined onto Harry
Ogdens (butchers).Across the way was to the left of what was the The
Cross Inn was Alf Jacksons (fish and chip shop) later to become Peels,
Brian Peel took over from his parents and later when the Cross Inn was
demolished moved the business to the wooden faced Co-op on Queensway by
Shaw Royd.....and the three trees on the left hand side (the third tree
being where the lady is stood by the bus stop) brings back night as
children myself and Anne Taylor were knocked down by the Milkman (Mr
Warings) ...you may laugh...he was on his bike????? yes he ran over Annie's ankle and my Knee.....well there's a bit of history
taken before 1967 when the cross and stocks were re-sited to the vacant plot
Frank Parkinson Homes are behind the plot, on the right is
Town Street, on the right edge is Guiseley Factory Workers Club.
6: The old cross and stocks seen here on their original site.