Aireborough Historical Society

Yeadon Postcard Views of Henshaw. 1899

yeadon postcard - henshaws
Postcard of Yeadon
Date 1899
Location Yeadon
Photo ID

The Henshaw area was centred around Henshaw Lane, running from Harper Lane/Well Hill to Otley Road.

Top left, Yeadon station, this branch line to Yeadon was constructed to transport coal to the mills, it opened as a goods line linking to the Guiseley line on 26th February 1894.

Passenger trains were occasionally run as specials.

The station was demolished in 1966.

Top centre, Henshaw Lane showing the railway bridge which was demolished in 1969.

On the right an image shows a horse and cart on Henshaw Lane.

Centre left shows 3 storey houses known as the "cropping shops" in the area referred to as High Henshaw.

Centre right is looking towards Otley Road, on the right is the junction with Gill Lane, the horse and cart is level with this junction.

The large building is a Church of England school built in 1847, it closed in 1907.

Bottom left looks up Henshaw Lane from Otley Road, the centre image is of St, John's church.

Bottom right shows two men in the road, this is taken just below the railway bridge.

On the left is the Station Hotel, previously known as the Malt Sack the name was changed with the arrival of the railway.

To the right is Denison's farm.