Aireborough Historical Society

Canada Road

Canada Road
Title
Canada Road
Date Undated
Location Rawdon
Photo ID
E077 + N425
Comment
This area was originally called Crosshills, it is uncertain why these houses were called "Canada Road". 
A self-help Building Club erected them on land bought from John Marshall of Yeadon. The building behind the lamp post was a public house called the Lantern, later renamed the Fox and Hounds, it is now a private home.

Cottages on Canada Road, to the right is a small shop unit.

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Undated: Located at the bottom of Canada Road, facing onto Harrogate Road, E Hardwick's plumbers and hardware business.

This is now a launderette (2019)




 

andrewlong
andrewlong
My great great grandfather Charles long lived in Canada Road with his wife Martha Ann Long and family from about 1860 to the first decade of the 20th century when he move to Saltaire.
03 June 2013
hannah1
hannah1
The licence passed to the Stone Trough when it was built 1920/30, and then it became a shop and bakery, ( I think that it was Claughtons ) it did later become an off licence and was run by Mr.May and after that, two more owners. It was then sold and became flats
09 July 2013
mikep59
mikep59
My great great grandfather William Pratt also lived in Canada Road (Row). His daughter Mary married Thomas Booth and they were landlord/lady of the Fox & Hounds, certainly in the 1910s (as I have a picture dated 1914).
03 September 2013
valryan85a
valryan85a
My Mum Renie Hoare lived in Canada Road 1970/80s I never knew it was called Crosshills. I know in my Mum's house in the attic were still the pegs on the walls that were used by the weavers who originally occupied the houses. I know there is a Rawdon in Canada and I assumed this was the link but there used to be a Philadelphia (near the old Cartwrights Mill) and then there is New York Lane surely someone knows the link? Also why Little London? I can remember Claughtons being the bakers as I used to go over to buy shopping for my Mum when we lived in Larkfield Ave and I remember the lovely Mr May and his very pretty daughter Stephanie I was always in there buying 1d sweets. Valerie Hoare (now Ryan)
10 September 2013
Arthur1910
Arthur1910
Hi, Is it possible to send this page to my brother Carl May in Vancouver? And is it possible to contact commentators or not?
Stephanie May
23 October 2013
valryan85a
valryan85a
please contact me by all means would love to know the connection
30 December 2013
Arthur1910
Arthur1910
Just adding further information on the history of the old Fox & Hounds after the Claughton's took it over as a shop, later to become May's off licence & grocery store in Canada Road, Rawdon. I was very pleased to see an old pub photo appear on Facebook from your archive. Not sure when it was taken. To fill in the gap between 1954-1970's: My mother & father, Mr Arthur James May & Mrs May May took over the shop around 1954 as my mother was employed there by the Claughton's who wanted to retire. Our family had lived next door at No 37 until then. The shop was tenanted to a brewery, Ramsdens Ales, whose wagons used to deliver the beer to the cellar via the trap door conveniently built in from when it was a pub. The licence dictated that only beer & tobacco could be bought on one counter whilst the opposite one served only groceries including the newly popular sliced bread. In 1953 sweet rationing had ended which meant there was a surge in sweet production. My dad had me serving the local children who came in to choose from the 'penny tray'. In fact you could get quite a handful for ony a half-penny (don't think we dealt in farthings then). There's the update!
05 February 2016
mikep59
mikep59
The 1911 census shows my grandfather Arthur Pratt living next door to the Fox & Hounds at no. 38 with his mother Emma and family. The pub was then no. 37, so the properties have since been re-numbered. The house that was the pub is now no. 36.
30 March 2017
jean dean
jean dean
The two cottages at the top of Canada Road used to be the first Primative Chapel, built sometime after 1810 when the Prims broke away from the Wesleyans. It closed down in 1867 and moved to Harrogate Road, Littlemoor and had a nick name of Riggs Chapel. If you look on the right hand side wall of the old cottages you can see the old bricked up arched windows.
17 March 2018
Stephanie May
Stephanie May
Hello Jean Dean, Interesting about the Primitive methodist Chapel - I often wondered why they were separated from the rest of Canada Road.
S.
18 March 2018
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