Aireborough Historical Society

High Street 2009



Title
High Street
Date As Shown
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
K439     Photographer Ian Wray
Comment
1st October 2009: An unusual view of the High Street which centres on the Yorkshire Bank then has shops and businesses curving off to left and right.

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After 2009: View from the steps of Yeadon Town Hall taken after 2009 when the Town Hall Square was refurbished with benches, trees and plant tubs.

To the left of the High Street is the Yorkshire Bank, moving right St Gemma's charity shop, Haigh's bakery, Bradford & Bingley building society, Wm Brown estate agents and the Co-op pharmacy.


On the right side of the square is Yeadon library, in front of the steps is a Victorian style lamp.

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Looking across to the library and Town Hall, photo taken after 2009 when road improvements were carried out and new street furniture installed.

On the right edge is a sign for a dry cleaners, these premises are a tea shop (January 2016).

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After 2009: On the left the former Post Office premises is a restaurant, it has been opened as various themed restaurants over time.

Moving right, Rice restaurant then Help the Aged charity shop.

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After 2009: View up the High Street, shops on the left include "Rice" restaurant and Help the Aged charity shop, the charity is now known as Age UK (January 2016)

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After 2009: View from the junction with Silver Lane, Yeadon library is in the centre, then part of Town Hall Square.

On the corner of the square is Johnson's dry cleaners (now a tea shop January 2016) moving right, empty premises, a hairdressers and Platinum Bridal Boutique.

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After 2009: View of the High Street from the steps of the Town Hall, at the corner with Town Hall Square on the left is Johnson's dry cleaners.

On the opposite side of the High Street on the left is Help the Aged (Age UK now) then ? , next empty premises, Blue estate agents, Yorkshire Bank and St Gemma's Hospice charity shop.

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Post 2009: Looking across the High Street, the stone gable end is the side of the Clothiers Arms, moving right, the single storey building with the blue trim is Yeadon Post Office then the entrance to Morrison's supermarket.

The zebra crossing and safety railings were installed in 2009 when the High Street was refurbished.

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After 2009: To the left of the High Street a shop selling fancy dress had closed down, then  Coral Bookmakers.

Businesses to the right are Thomas Cook travel agents (now Yorkshire Building Society. January 2016) , next Skipton Building Society then Co-operative travel agents (no longer trading here ) and finally Yeadon Liberal Club.

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Undated: To the left is Morrison's store, on the right is Blockbusters video rental shop at the corner with Marshall Street.

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Undated: Town Hall Square is on the left with Johnson's dry cleaners at the  corner with the High Street.

The view in the centre looks down to the Steep (Town Street) , the National Westminster Bank (closed December 2015) is to the right at the end of Silver Lane. 

On the right is the Yorkshire Bank and the St Gemma's hospice charity shop, on the side wall to the left of Yorkshire Bank the blue signs are for Blue estate agents.

 

Ken Lee
Ken Lee
I like the "unusual" view of the High Street (K439)
02 May 2018
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