Aireborough Historical Society

High Street Road Repairs 2013



Title
High Street Road Repairs
Date 3rd February 2013
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
D560 & D561
Comment

On the High Street workmen have dug out the road down to the bedrock.

The High Street had been totally renovated in 2009 at a cost of £900,000 by North Midland Construction.

The road was resurfaced, pavements widened, a zebra crossing installed and in Town Hall Square benches were placed, flower tubs placed and oak trees planted.

The road surface deteriorated rapidly and is now being relaid.

On the left is Unisex hairdressers, next Brittain's Sweet Shop then empty premises, black shutters cover the window of Heebie Jeebies cafe.

Yeadon library is on the right edge.

Photographer Carlo Harrison

 

Extensive repair work being carried out on the High Street.

A digger has excavated the road surface down to bedrock exposing pipework, this is to ensure that the new road surface will be able to bear the weight of heavy traffic and will be a permanent solution not remedial work.

   On the left the shop with the blue blind is Brittain's Sweets, moving right, an empty shop then Heebie Jeebies cafe followed by Lloyds Pharmacy, another vacant shop then Greggs bakers at the end of the row.

Yeadon library is on the right edge.

Photographer Carlo Harrison

 



Looking down into the excavation on the High Street, work being carried out on a Sunday to to minimise traffic disruption.

Not in clear view but of historical interest is the original culvert from Yeadon Tarn (Dam), it ran across the road here from the left, approximately in front of Greggs diagonally towards the library.

It then continued in the direction of the Steep (Town Street) and was used as a water supply to power the mills.

   One of which was the Old Dog Mill, built in 1792 by Joseph Cawthera who lived opposite the mill in Yeadon Manor.

It was supposedly the first mill in Yeadon to use steam power,Cawthera diverted the water course for his own use which enraged the townspeople .

They sued him and he was forced to reinstate the water flow to its original course.

Later he became bankrupt then emigrated to Canada.

Photographer Carlo Harrison




 

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