Aireborough Historical Society

Routh, George L




Title
George L Routh
Date August 1949
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
PU114
Comment

Group of boys having fun in Blackpool, at the back on the left is Gerald Wood, then the donor of the photo George L Routh with Phil Myers on the right.

In front are on the left Jackie Driver who worked for Rigg's Butchers and to the right Melvyn Pratt elder brother of Ryan Pratt.

 

 


 

PU115

Early 1950s: From the left are George L Routh, Phil Myers, Melvyn Pratt, Gerald Wood, Jackie Driver, the girls are not named.

The group of friends were enjoying themselves at the Blue Kitten, a dance hall once owned by Harry Ramsden.

It was located at White Cross on Bradford Road and was originally the Victoria Engine Works, occupied by Walsh & Clark engine makers circa 1900 - 1925.

The premises were used as a dance hall, night club and disco being called at various times the Blue Kitten, Paradise Club and Flashmans, Farnell garage  and motor showroom is now on the site.

Donated by George L Routh

PU123

1954: Photo taken in Malaya, perched on an Army vehicle are George L Routh on the left, Lionel Girt is the other man.

Donated by George L Routh

PU126

1949: Group of Yeadon boys on holiday in Blackpool, they included Peter McCann, Eric Luty, ? Hancock , Jackie Dibb, Syd Taylor, Stuart Hudson, Dougie Rhodes, Donnie Roberts and George L Routh who donated the photo.




 

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