Aireborough Historical Society

Apperley Bridge Station 1896



Title
Apperley Bridge Station
Date 1896
Location Rawdon
Photo ID
C276
Comment
A horse drawn bus operated by Powell Midgeley of Yeadon, he had a stables and livery yard on Yeadon High Street on what was the site of the Picture House (now The Aviator, September 2014) .
The timed service took passengers to and from the station via Rawdon to Yeadon and vice versa, Mr Midgeley is the driver holding the reins with S Power on his left and George Priestley on the right.

Martin Bairstow added this information:
 As far as I can tell, this is after enlargement of the station in 1901.
See A307.
Samuel Powell Midgley, cab proprietor of High St Yeadon placed a notice in the London Gazette of 27 October 1896. William Edward Midgley was no longer a partner in Midgley Brothers, the business to continue with Samuel Powell Midgley as sole proprietor.
Maybe this is where the date 1896 comes from.

 

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