Aireborough Historical Society

Fox and Hounds Inn

Fox and Hounds Inn, Rawdon.

Title
Fox and Hounds Inn
Date Undated
Location Rawdon
Photo ID
FF174
Comment
Situated on Canada Road, the inn was originally called the Lantern, it closed on January 1st 1933 and is now private housing (February 2013).
The group of people seen here in the doorway included Mrs Harrison, Fred Baly, Mary Booth and her daughter.
 

Hannah1
Hannah1
The property then became a shop called Claughtons, serving home made breads and cakes and other confectionery as well as an off license,.Mr. May took it over after the war, and it continued as a shop till into the 1980's.
30 July 2014
Hannah1
Hannah1
Also to add to the above comment, when the shop closed down the license went down to the Stone Trough at the bottom of Canada Road,
03 August 2014
arthurcharles
arthurcharles
Hello Hannah,
Interesting comments. Did you go to school in Rawdon at the time? For the record my mother Mrs May worked for the Claughton's before they retired in the mid 1950's. We lived next door to the shop, No 37 Canada Road. My brother Carl was born there in 1954. Soon after we all moved to No36 to run the shop. It was very run down & my mother convinced my dad to give up work in a Leeds tailoring firm to run the shop together. Tragically, our mother passed away in 1959, but not before she helped dad revive the fortunes of the shop. The Clark family were our staunch family friends of the time who lived across on Canada Crescent. They lived next door to Emma & Fred Harrison with daughter Jillian. Emma ran the shop alongside dad for many more years. It was a unique shop serving the local community with groceries & beers & spirits. I was always called on to serve children with the 1d (penny) sweet tray. Any more memories you have, most welcome. Stephanie May
29 June 2017
shirleylambert
shirleylambert
I have just discovered that my fourth great uncle William Pratt was a well known character in Rawdon and his daughter Mary Booth used to run the fox and hounds pub,he was a hand loom weaver and poacher and used to drink beer from a saucer so he didnt get too drunk
05 April 2019
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