Aireborough Historical Society

Yeadon Waterworks 1880s

Waterworks Opening
Date 1880s
Location Yeadon
Photo ID

This photograph was originally taken onto a glass slide by E.E.Slater of Hopeville, Yeadon. It has been digitally transferred for us by John Hobson

Yeadon Waterworks Company was founded in 1886, the following years brought disputes with the Local Board about indifferent or contaminated water supplies.
In the early days people still used local wells which were situated on the Green (opposite the Robin Hood Inn, now the Tut and Shive), Warm Lane, Swincar, top of Henshaw, Albert Square, Moor Grange and the Old Mill (Engine Field).
In the 1880s work was carried out to improve the supply from the Waterworks and lead pipes which had been the source of some concern were replaced by iron ones. In this image, taken on a glass slide by E E Slater, a Mr Peel is holding up a golden key.

I have been going through old papers my parents left and found a bill to Mr P.H. Thornton from The Yeadon Waterworks Company. It is dated July 5, 1870. I'm surprised because this page says the Waterworks was founded in 1886.
I would be happy to send it to you if it would be of any interest. I believe Mr Thornton is a very distant relative.

Eric Vanderpoel II
6272 Kingfisher Lane
Alexandria, VA 22312
09 April 2020
Hi Eric, That's very kind of you, will take you up on your offer as soon as we re-open the archive room. Carlo Harrison
09 April 2020
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