Aireborough Historical Society

Apperley Lane 1900

Apperley Lane Title
Apperley Lane
Date 1900/10
Location Rawdon
Photo ID
The building with shop premises is West View, it was built by a Mr Brayshaw for his daughters with living accommodation.
He was a woolen merchant with a shop on Boar Lane, Leeds, West View was built in the same style as the Leeds shop.
It was at a later time used as the local Conservative office and is now a private house.
The horse drawn van belongs to J Holroyd & Co, a dry cleaning business dealing with curtains, ladies and gents suits.
The cottages to the right are Denton Terrace, 4 houses built in 1835.
The house on the right has an elderly lady standing at the gate, a notice on the wall has "H Pratt, Joiner, Cabinetmaker and Undertaker"




The census documents in 1891 and 1901 record the occupant of the house in Denton Terrace as Thomas Booth, cabinet maker & joiner. Resident in the adjoining houses were Jeremy Pratt and sisters Emma Pratt and Martha Pratt. So far I have been unable to find a record of "H. Pratt, joiner" in Rawdon at the time.
09 April 2019
I lived in ‘West View’ from 1992 - 2000. The main feature was the ‘Widows Balcony’ on the roof where you could go up to sit & watch the world go by. The Princess pub was a bonus, 25 yards there & 100 yards back !
11 November 2019
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