||1: Ernest Ethelbert Slater, an accomplished amateur photographer, seen here sat by the pond in his garden at Hopeville.
Thanks to his interest in photography we have many images of life in the area 113 years or so ago which give us a prime source of historical material.
2: Ernest was born in 1850 the son of Ann (Nee Murgatroyd) and Philomen Slater who was the author of "The History of the Ancient Parish of Guiseley".
Ernest was manager of Manor Mill and a Trustee of Queen Street Chapel.
He is remembered for his love of photography, at that time the occupation of a gentleman of means.
He was a member of the Yeadon Photographic Society and took extensive images of the area and it's people.
Many of the images which remain are on glass slides, his work has proved invaluable in recreating an accurate picture of Yeadon as it used to be.
He lived at Hopeville, Harper Lane and died in 1928
family group perhaps with friends taken in the doorway of Hopeville, Ernest
Slater's home. He is the man on the left holding the child.
4: The location of the bottom image is unknown, the car is a Napier model, Reg. A K 857.
The passenger with the flat cap is Ernest Ethelbert Slater, son of local historian Philomen Slater author of "The History of the Ancient Parish of Guiseley".
Ernest was born in 1850, he was manager of Manor Mill, a trustee of Queen Street Chapel and a member of Yeadon Photographic Society.
He lived at Hopeville in Yeadon, a substantial house which is now two apartments (January 2013).
He died in 1928, his prolific photographic activities have contributed to the Aireborough Historical Society archive
5: Dated 1903: Ernest Ethelbert Slater was the son of local historian Philomen Slater, he was a manager at Manor Mill, lived at Hopeville and was a gifted photographer, being a founder member of Yeadon Camera Club.
At that time photography was an expensive hobby, the prerogative of those with funds to spare.
Image originally on a glass slide.