Aireborough Historical Society

Jubilee Beacon, The Haw 1935

Jubilee Beacon

Title
Jubilee Beacon
Date 1935
Location The Haw, Yeadon
Photo ID
D112
Comment
This beacon was built to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V.
It was erected on the Haw which is the highest point in Yeadon, Haw is from an Old Norse word "haugr" meaning hill.
The beacon was 40 foot tall (12.19m), the man on the ladder was Smith Charlton, known as Phew Airton.

 

 

 

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