Aireborough Historical Society

Aerial View 1995



Title
Aerial View
Date 1995
Location Guiseley
Photo ID
L266 + L277 + L285 + L297 + L309 + L314 + L327 + L328     Photographer Charles North
Comment
1: A view from the top of St Oswald's Church tower looking down on the left to the burial ground.
To the right are houses on St Oswald's Terrace, beyond them the roof of Aireborough Leisure Centre can be seen, towards the right edge is Guiseley Retail Park off Otley Road.

2: Seen from the top of the tower of St Oswald's Church, in front are a weather vane and a stone finial.
The view looks in the direction of Oxford Road.

3: View from the tower of St Oswald's Church, in the foreground is the site where Busfield's Albion Dyeworks had stood, now occupied by houses and a medical facility (July 2015).
To the left is Town Street, Queensway runs left to right through the view with a large property called Hillcroft at the junction with Town Street on the left. Moving right is Mellor Garth, a row of bungalows erected by Aireborough Flower Fund Homes, then a detached bungalow called Southlands.
On the right are the Medieval field strips known as Wills Gill.

4: View from the tower of St Oswald's Church looking down on new houses addressed as Towngate Close built on the site of Albion Dyeworks.
To the left is Town Street, Queensway runs from left to right across the centre of the view but is mostly obscured by the houses except for a glimpse on the right.
The fields on the right are Wills Gill, a rare example of Medieval field strips.

5: Looking down on Towngate from the tower of St Oswalds Church. 
To the left is Lands Lane, then the Garden of Remembrance with Frank Parkinson homes immediately behind, Town Street is to the right.

6: Scene viewed from the tower of St Oswalds Church, on the left is Lands Lane then the Garden of Remembrance with Frank Parkinson Homes immediately behind,Town Street is to the right.
The area of cleared land in the bottom right corner was part of the site on which the Albion Dyeworks had stood before demolition, houses addressed as Towngate were built there.

7: Seen from the tower of St Oswalds Church, the view looks to the Cambridge Street / Oxford Road area.
In the middle distance what was then High Royds Hospital can be seen.

8: View from the tower of St Oswalds Church looking down on to the churchyard and the old Rectory.

 

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