Upper Briggate

These first three images show broad views towards Town End from the middle of Main Street. The houses on the right were demolished in the 1950s, but the large house beyond them, Eagle House, still stands today at the end of Chapel Lane [2].

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Unknown (with original photographer) [1]
Garforth Main Street (Briggate)
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Unknown
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Unknown (with original photographer) [1]
Garforth Main Street (Briggate)
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Unknown
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Unknown (with original photographer) [1]
Garforth Main Street (Briggate)
Date
27th August 2007
Copyright
Ian Atkinson
Garforth Main Street (Briggate)

Eagle House can be more clearly seen in the right of the frame in this image of Armistice Day celebrations.

Date
1918
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Unknown (with original photographer) [1]
Garforth Main Street (Briggate)
Date
27th August 2007
Copyright
Ian Atkinson
Garforth Main Street (Briggate)

This image shows Freda Spencer’s bakery on the left and Balderson’s shoe shop on the right. The shoe shop stood where The Catalogue Bargain Shop (for many years Tesco) now stands whilst the bakery building still exists [3].

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Unknown (with original photographer) [1]
Garforth Main Street (Briggate)

George Mosby’s Drapery Establishment [2].

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Unknown (with original photographer) [1]
Garforth Main Street (Briggate)

An image of the right hand side of Main Steet with the Welfare Hall in the centre left of the frame. The houses shown, ‘Colliery Row’ and ‘Long Curtain Row’, were replaced by a parade of shops. It was here that Jack Charlton, the footballer once ran his men’s wear business [3].

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Unknown
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Unknown (with original photographer) [1]
Garforth Main Street (Briggate)
Date
27th August 2007
Copyright
Ian Atkinson
Garforth Main Street (Briggate)

A view of the top part of Main Street which in the late 19th century was known as ‘Catley Hill’ after a grocer who had a shop there [3].

Date
c.1910
Copyright
Unknown (with original photographer) [1]
Garforth Main Street (Briggate)
Date
27th August 2007
Copyright
Ian Atkinson
Garforth Main Street (Briggate)

This is an image taken at the top of Main Street from the 1960s and shows a procession for the Festival Queen [3].

Date
1960s
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Unknown (with original photographer) [1]
Garforth Main Street (Briggate)
Date
27th August 2007
Copyright
Ian Atkinson
Garforth Main Street (Briggate)

This snowy photo is looking back down Main Street and was taken by Mr. Holroyd the chemist [3].

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Unknown
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Unknown (with original photographer) [1]
Garforth Main Street (Briggate)
Date
27th August 2007
Copyright
Ian Atkinson
Garforth Main Street (Briggate)

The police house stood at the top of Main Street where Pease’s car park is now. The station moved to the current premises in Lidgett Lane in the 1970s [3].

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Unknown
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Unknown (with original photographer) [1]
Garforth Main Street (Briggate)

This is an image of Garforth Cinema which was located near The Miners Arms at Town End [3].

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Unknown
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Unknown (with original photographer) [1]
Garforth Main Street (Briggate)

The fish and chip shop below and Fox’s cycle shop both stood on the East side of Main Street near to Chapel Close [3].

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Unknown
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Unknown (with original photographer) [1]
Garforth Main Street (Briggate)
Date
c.1910
Copyright
Unknown (with original photographer) [1]
Garforth Main Street (Briggate)