Aireborough Historical Society

Well Lane

Well Lane
Date Undated
Location Rawdon
Photo ID
Well Lane - 1958
A picture post card:
Looking down the steps that lead from the top of Over Lane down to Well Lane towards Low Green (centre) and the Leeds Road.
The steps are still in place today. (February 2021)

Photo ID    T205

On the reverse of the card:

"Craigmore, Harrogate Road, Rawdon, nr Leeds, Yorks.

?  many thanks for your card, I am having a very lazy time, breakfast in bed no trouble.  The weather has not been too bad between storms.  I sat out in the garden two afternoons.  ?  comes here on Thursday next I think.  Hope you have good weather for your Cheddar trip, it's a lovely spot, all the best  ?"

It was sent to a Mrs West at an address in Bromsgrove, Hants. 

Photo ID    N328
Well Lane - 2014
A view looking down Well Lane from he junction of Town Street and opposite the Emmott Arms Public House.  To the right of the photograph you can see the foundation supports of where the old wooden bus shelter was located, painted in emerald green.  Unfortunately, it was demolished and replaced by a modern steel and Perspex one.  Just behind the foundations can be seen the small building which used to be the Fish & Chip Shop. 
Photographer Edwy Harling.

Previous Comments:


The buildings in the centre at the bottom of Well Hill are part of what was the Friends School complex, but are now mostly industrial units, these are on Leeds Road.

08 September 2014


The steps are still there, I lived in the house to the left of the lamp post for 20 years, My father was a well known painter & decorator in Rawdon - Peter Reed - and i have great memories of growing up at 1 Henley Villas and playing on the steps, not to mention digging out snow in the winter so the coal man could make his delivery.

11 January 2017


As newlyweds looking for somewhere to live my wife and I viewed the house to the left of the lamppost but decided against it and went to live at "Chy-Ryth" Layton lane for a couple of years and then bought 21 Swincar Avenue Yeadon for the princely sum of 1200 pounds in 1954 moving again in 1964 to" Kia -Ora", Larkfield Crescent where I still live to this day

27 February 2018

Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw.  02 February 2021.
Last updated: 02 February 2021.


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