Aireborough Historical Society

Harrogate Road (section 2)

Harrogate Road
Date As Shown
Location Rawdon
Photo ID
M312 + N225 + L274    Photographer Charles Lideard donated by his daughter Christine Hogg
1960s: Looking in the direction of Rawdon cross roads, the wall on the right is the boundary to the grounds of Benton Park School.

1960s: The Stone Trough hotel is on the right side of the road, the stone built houses are at the bottom of Canada Road.
1960s: To the left is the junction with Green Lane and Aldridge Bros. garage, two walkers are hurrying down the road.
The view looks up to the crossroads where Harrogate Road, the High Street and Bayton Lane meet, at this point Harrogate Road becomes Victoria Avenue for stretch. 

1957: A postcard view of Harrogate Road, looking in the direction of Rawdon crossroads.

To the right, the single storey building has Addy's outfitters in the left portion, they were the local suppliers of school uniforms.

The newsagents shop advertising the "Daily Mail" is still a newsagents .

   On the reverse of the card is a message :

" Monday 7.0 pm   Dear Mum and Dad

Just an odd line to let you know Carol has passed her scholarship. We haven't got notified which school but I think it will be Aireborough Grammar. We feel pleased and know you will be. Am going up to tell A V and W J.

Love from us all, xxx"

    It was sent to an address in St Ives, Cornwall


Undated: At number 29 Harrogate Road was John Downie, coal merchant, the owner was Mr Verity who lived at number 27 with his family.

Son Hedley Verity played cricket for England and tragically died at Monte Cassino during WW2. Daughter Grace was a teacher at Littlemoor School and continued to live in the family home.


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