Town End

The following four images are all views looking towards The Miner’s Arms and Aberford Road from Town End.

The large gabled house that can be seen in this first image past the Miner’s belonged to Tom Pickering and was demolished c.1938 to make way for Oak Road [3].

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Town End
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Early 1900s
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Unknown (with original photographer) [1]
Town End
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Unknown (with original photographer) [1]
Town End
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Unknown (with original photographer) [1]
Town End
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25th August 2007
Copyright
Ian Atkinson
Town End

Here we are looking in the other direction down Wakefield Road with the top of Main Street on the left.

The corner property was a butcher’s shop owned by Squire Backhouse [3].

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Unknown (with original photographer) [1]
Town End
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25th August 2007
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Ian Atkinson
Town End

This image is taken from a different angle and looks further down Main Street. The shop next to the butchers with the board mounted on the front was Frank Ashton’s chemists [2].

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Unknown (with original photographer) [1]
Town End
Date
25th August 2007
Copyright
Ian Atkinson
Town End

This final image shows the row of houses at Town End, which is little changed today. As you can see the closest house in the right of the frame was used by the Yorkshire Penny Bank and the house is still called ‘Bank House’ today.

The house was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Dixon who rented a room to the bank every other Saturday evening. The bank was operated by Ben Chadwick who was the headmaster of the Colliery School at East Gaforth [2].

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Unknown
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Unknown (with original photographer) [1]
Town End
Date
25th August 2007
Copyright
Ian Atkinson
Town End