Aireborough Historical Society

Yeadon Mills & Industries

Compiled by Dennis Court, Jean Dean and Carlo Harrison from documents held in the AHS Archive Room, Yeadon Town Hall

Yeadon Mills & Industries

Location Archive Room, Yeadon Town Hall
Photo ID

Milner & Firth Shuttle Works (Old dog Mill)
Notes of business from 1866-1958 on closure, catalogue of loom fittings.
Brayshaw Caravans
Letter to solicitor regarding damage caused by Ministry of Aircraft Production June 1943 to March 1944.
West Riding Trade Projection Association invoice
letter to Doug Downs from MS Ellis FLYTG re gift of caravan. (including photographs)
Various newspaper & magazine cuttings of Brayshaw caravans.
Potted history by Leslie Brayshaw 1906-1991
Donated by Keith Brayshaw.
Newspaper clippings.
Invoices & Letter Headings
Burras Peake
Robert bros, carriage proprietors
G Glassby & Sons, gardeners
Mitchell Yeadon & Sons, builders
W Flaxington, Joiner & Undertaker
Watson Son & Smith Solicitors, to mr Cmrs Aldous Yeadon
Slater Granville Terrace Yeadon
Encase and Scott & Rhodes, replies to job applications
9 H & W Atkinson, Joiners, Van and motor Body Builders 1922
Atkinsons, Joiners & undertakers 20th August 1931
A Kirkbright, Seedsman, Fruiterer & Florist 201th August 1931
J W Nelson, Monumental Sculptor 16th October 1931
S Procter, Builder & Contractor
P Dixon & Co, Printers & Bookbinders July 1919
H Greaves, Taxi & Repair Service September 27th 1948
W F Epton, Printer August 3oth 1947
F Coupland, Grocer, Baker & Confectioner March 1922
Townswomens Guild 19th September 1959
Mark Myers, Painter & Decorator
F Wheatley & Sons, Joiners & Funeral Dorectors
Precision Diesel Units Ltd.
P.M.G. Thorpe Ltd., Motor Vehicle Electrical Equipment December 1965
Naylor Jennings (Green Lane Dyeworks)
Naylor Jennings in administration papers to employees June 2010.
Company Handbook.
The 'Botania Finish' certificate 1911
Turning cotton into silk satin & wool.
Local Mills, working conditions
List of local mills from 1780-1888
reprt on textile trade in Yeadon 7 District 1904
Factory conditions 1830 (not Yeadon but of interest)
Factory Movement in the 1830s ( not of Yeadon but of interest)
Queries addressed by the commissioners for the North-Eastern District to mill owners. 1833
Social conditions in Leeds 1842 (not Yeadon but 'Lodging House' of interest.
Rate of wages for Fettlers July 17th 1906.
Memories of  Mill Life c1930
Dacre Son & Hartley sale of Moorefield Mills c1973, newspaper cuttings
Brief history of Nether yeadon Mills by E H Mercer 1960 plus same by unknown author.
Answers of Samuel Bentley, Yeadon Gill.
Syd Denison
Report from the Wharfedale & Airedale Observer May 1980:- 75th anniversary of Yeadon from that started in a hayloft.
Invoice July 1912 (copy)

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