Aireborough Historical Society

Cross Inn

Cross Inn Title
Cross Inn
Date 1906
Location Guiseley
Photo ID
B049
Comment
The Cross Inn which was on Towngate and named after the cross which stood in front of it.
This was a beer house only, in 1904 the landlord was listed as J E Stewart "Sarah Crowther" on the name board has been painted over, perhaps she was a previous licencee?
To the left is Lands Lane, adjoining the Cross Inn on the left is a fish and chip shop once Alf Jackson's and then Peels.
To the right is the smithy which was pulled down in 1907 for road improvements.
A group of boys sit on the plinth of Guiseley cross, the gas lamp is set into the stump of the cross which had been destroyed and was restored in 1913.
The stocks are in the foreground with a cart behind.
The Cross Inn closed in 1967, the last landlord was Fred Wilson.
Frank Parkinson Homes were built in the vicinity and in the early 1970s a memorial garden was created in front of the Parkinson Homes for a war memorial and the stocks and cross were moved back to the garden to ease traffic congestion.
A message on the reverse of the card reads:
"Dear sister we have been expecting a letter from you today & as we did not get one I thought I would send this PC. Father says you have to write every other day. Hope you are getting on alright. We are well Here. Herbert"
It is addressed to:
Miss Hilda Lees, Netherton nr Huddersfield

 

D759

Undated: Public house which closed in 1967, it was demolished for road works.

The cross and stocks were relocated further back onto what would become the Garden of Remembrance.

Donated by Alan Pickles




 

Helen M.
Helen M.
Cross Inn - The West Yorkshire Alehouse Licenses (1771 - 1962) has a list of the licensees. It is not clear when each takes over, but 1903 starts with James Edwin Stewart, followed by Fred Crowther and then Sarah Crowther. (Perhaps Sarah above the door was painted over Fred's name).
The 1911 census shows Simeon and Sarah Copley living at The Cross Inn and they've been married less than a year.
In April that year Jasper Holmes became licensee until his death in 1923.
26 August 2019
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