Aberford Road

Here we travel up Aberford Road from where it begins at Town End at the top of Main Street out towards East Garforth. Aberford Road bounds the North side of Garforth and includes many old buildings and houses as well as Garforth Station.

The road was originally a toll road with the toll house being where Toll Bar Garage now stands at the end of Bar Lane. This road is of course far busier than it ever was years ago as it servers as the main access route into the newer East Garforth housing estates around Sturton Lane and beyond.

The road was also called 'Station Road' historically as can be seen on some of the old postcards below. Now Station Road just refers to the short piece of road leading down to the station from where you turn off the Aberford Road.

Aberford Road General

Garforth Town End Carnival

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Unknown
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Bramley
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Bramley B02

A carnival taking place in Aberford Road during Edwardian times with The Gascoignes in the background [3].

Garforth Aberford Road

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Unknown
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Unknown
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These old mill buildings were situated where Beaconsfield House now stands. Whilst originally a flour mill, they were used as a grass mill during WW2 and finally as a council depot [3].

Salisbury Terrace on the left with the Gascoigne on the right.

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Unknown
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Laycocks
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Laycocks 500
Garforth Station Road

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The row of houses opposite the Gascoigne knows as Salisbury Terrace.

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Unknown
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Bramley
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Bramley NN17
Garforth Salisbury Terrace

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30th March 2019
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Ian Atkinson
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Garforth Salisbury Terrace

Salisbury Terrace on the right with the Gascoigne on the left.

Date
c1925
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Parkinson & Roy
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Parkinson & Roy 390
Garforth Station Road

Date
30th March 2019
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Ian Atkinson
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Garforth Station Road

Garforth Station Road

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c1910
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Parkinson & Roy
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Parkinson & Roy NN02

Salisbury Terrace on the right with the Gascoigne on the left.

Green’s nurseries in Aberford Road which stood where St Benedict’s now stands [3].

The building with the sign hanging on a pole further down the Road is The Gascoignes.

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Unknown
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Parkinson & Roy
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Parkinson & Roy 179A
Garforth Greens Nurseries

Date
27th August 2007
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Ian Atkinson
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Garforth Greens Nurseries

Towards Town End from the railway bridge.

Date
c1905
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Parkinson & Roy
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Parkinson & Roy 305
Garforth Station Road

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29th March 2019
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Ian Atkinson
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Garforth Station Road

The end of Bar Lane and is looking towards Aberford. Toll Bar House can be seen on the left and the Colliery School and Paradise are in the distance.

The field on the right is where Greens nurseries grew their trees and shrubs [3].

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Unknown
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Unknown
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Garforth Aberford Road

Date
25th August 2007
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Ian Atkinson
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Garforth Aberford Road

The Gascoigne Arms

The Gascoigne Arms which at the time was selling Bentley’s Yorkshire Bitter, brewed in Woodlesford [3].

Date
c.1960
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Unknown
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Garforth The Gascoigne Arms

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25th August 2007
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Ian Atkinson
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Garforth The Gascoigne Arms

The Miners Arms

The Miners was previously known as ‘The Jolly Collier’, ‘Vince’s’ and also ‘The Black Bull’ [3].

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Unknown
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Unknown
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Garforth The Miners Arms

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27th August 2007
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Ian Atkinson
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Garforth The Miners Arms

Station Road

This is an view of Station Road looking towards Aberford Road and shows pigs about to be taken to the market by rail [3].

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Unknown
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Unknown
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Garforth Station

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25th August 2007
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Ian Atkinson
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Garforth Station

Station Fields

Garforth Station Fields

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c1915
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Lilywhite
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Lilywhite GFH15

This image is looking from the station across Station Fields towards Church Lane. This is where the Oak Estate now stands.

A similar view of Station Fields the Lilywhite GFH15 card but taken years later. Here you can see that more of the Oak Estate has been built but there is still some field left.

Date
c1951
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The Francis Frith Collection
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Frith GFH03
Garforth Church And Oak Estate

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29th March 2019
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Ian Atkinson
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Garforth Church And Oak Estate

This image looks down the lane that has now become Station Fields, formerly called Station Avenue.

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Unknown
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Lilywhite
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Lilywhite GFH3
Garforth Station Fields

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29th March 2019
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Ian Atkinson
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Garforth Station Fields

Garforth Station Fields

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c.1927
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Unknown
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Unknown NN02
Garforth Station Fields

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Unknown
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Hoult
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Hoult NN03
Garforth Station Fields

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Unknown
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Laycocks
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Garforth Station Fields

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Unknown
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Laycocks
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Laycocks 501

Garforth Station

Garforth station was built in the 1870s by the North Eastern Railway Company, and apart from some glazing on the waiting area is little changed!

An earlier station existed which was built in 1834, but this eventually proved inadequate as the number of passengers using rail slowly increased. You can see the old station through the bridge in some of the images looking towards Leeds.

Date
1870s or later
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Unknown
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Garforth Station

Date
25th August 2007
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Ian Atkinson
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Garforth Station

Platform 1 looking towards York

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c1905
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Bramley
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Bramley NN02
Garforth Station

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30th March 2019
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Ian Atkinson
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Garforth Station

Platform 1 looking towards Leeds

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c1905
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Bramley
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Bramley NN01
Garforth Station

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30th March 2019
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Ian Atkinson
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Garforth Station

Garforth Station

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c1915
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Laycocks
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Laycocks 633
Garforth Station

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c1905
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Parkinson & Roy
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Parkinson & Roy NN05
Garforth Station

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Unknown
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Parkinson & Roy
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Parkinson & Roy NN06

This card looks to have been taken at the same time as NN05, the lady on the right with a shawl can be seen in both photos and they are framed almost identically.

Platform 2 looking towards Leeds

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Unknown
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Parkinson & Roy
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Parkinson & Roy 178
Garforth Station

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30th March 2019
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Ian Atkinson
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Garforth Station

Garforth Station

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c.1910
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Unknown
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Unknown NN04

Sturton Lane

These are images of ‘Paradise’, now known as Sturton Lane.

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Unknown
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Unknown
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Garforth Paradise (Sturton Lane)

Date
25th August 2007
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Ian Atkinson
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Garforth Paradise (Sturton Lane)

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c1900
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Phototype Co.
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Phototype 1863
Garforth Paradise Sturton Lane

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25th August 2007
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Ian Atkinson
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Garforth Paradise Sturton Lane

East Garforth School

East Garforth School, formerly known as the Colliery School, was built in 1843 by the Gascoigne family in order to provide an education for the children of the colliers. It was finally closed down and moved to new premises close by in 1987 and the building is now the Aagrah Indian Restaurant [3].

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Unknown
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Phototype Co.
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Phototype NN02
East Garforth School

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East Garforth School

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1987
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Unknown
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