Aireborough Historical Society

Oxford Road

Oxford Road
Oxford RoadOxford Road
Oxford Road
Date Undated + 1973/2004
Location Guiseley
Photo ID
D030 + M107 + X147 + F274 + J269 + K412
1: Oxford Road with the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in the centre of the view.
2: Looking in the direction of Towngate, this section of Oxford Road was referred to as Oxford Street.
The premises on the right have the sign "Refreshment Rooms"
On the reverse of this card is written:
"Dear Martha, Just a line to know if you are still in the land of the living. We are very busy at the mill at present and I hope you have plenty. Give my love to M A and remember me to Miss H, Chris"
It was sent to a Miss Grayson, 15 Plevna Street, Stourton.

3 & 4: Looking up Oxford Road in the direction of the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel.
5: A charabanc with a group of ladies, one of them has taken the wheel.
The driver is perhaps the man on the right wearing a white cap.
The vehicle is parked outside the old Post Office.2
6: The 1973 image on the left shows the staff of "Porky Brown's" butchers outside the shop. The 2004 picture is of the same premises with a takeaway food business trading there the "Spice Inn".

1910: A charabanc at the bottom of Oxford Road, the Station Hotel is on the right.

This early vehicle seems to have brought out a few admirers.


2004/10: Oxford Road garage which was demolished to build Hornbeam Court apartments.




It was very different in 1936 when I started at the Oxford Road Council School joining Miss Bell`s class and being "put down" forr a sleep in the afternoon - I was five and a big Boy!

My last council school teacher was Miss Watkinson of blessed memory who once told me "Brian Before you start to run just wait a few seconds for the instruction to get from your brain to your legs - it will save your knees from damage" - she was absolutely right!

Good wishes as always from a rather damp Sheffield.

Brian Midgley.
29 June 2017
Re 'Porky Browns' - The photo shows 'Porky' Brown in the centre and his son on the right (with glasses). The reason he came by this nickname was the sign over the shop window which said, PORK E. BROWN BUTCHER !
15 October 2017
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