Canada Road 1947
J321 + J390 Photographer Marmaduke Milner, donated by the Swain family of Rawdon
1: Looking down Canada Road towards Harrogate Road with a view of the moors on
2: Canada Road looking towards Larkfield.
Hope you are well despite the 'April' weather. A comment you may wish to add
to the two lovely images of Canada Road:- An early 19th century deed shows that
the land behind Canada Road was known as Canada. There are several theories why
the country's name is associated with Rawdon. There are three places in Canada
named Rawdon, so there is a mutual affinity. They are named after Sir Francis
Rawdon-Hastings, the family seat being Rawdon Hall. Sir Francis had a
distinguished military career and became Governor General of Bengal, India. Use
of the name Canada dates from the late 18th/early 19th century. The houses on
Canada Road were built on a mutual help or building 'club' basis, as were houses
on Club Row, Yeadon, near the Tarn. A similar connection with the British Empire
is found with Canadian city street names in Chapel Allerton, Leeds.
29th July 2017
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