Lidgett Lane

On this page we travel down Lidgett Lane from the bottom of Main Street towards Selby Road. Closer towards Main St. Lidgett Lane has many fine Victorian houses as well as entrances to the terraced Streets such as Beech Grove Avenue and Strawberry Avenue.

Further along Lidgett Lane is the more modern Police Station and Garforth Academy (formerly Garforth Community College from my days and Garforth Comprehensive School before that though everyone my age just calls it t'Comp!).

Beech Grove Avenue

Looking down Beech Grove Avenue towards Main St. As in many places, the iron railings were removed during the war to be melted down as steel for airplanes was in short supply.

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Unknown
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Unknown
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Garforth Beech Grove Avenue
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20th September 2021
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Ian Atkinson
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2000x1208px · 1.8M
Garforth Beech Grove Avenue

Looking towards Strawberry Avenue with the ginnels to Beech Grove Terrace and Barleyhill Road in the foreground.

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unknown
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Parkinson & Roy
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2000x1271px · 1.3M
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Parkinson & Roy 444
Garforth Beech Grove Avenue
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20th September 2021
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Ian Atkinson
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2000x1358px · 1.8M
 
 
Garforth Beech Grove Avenue

Lowther Road

Springfield House in Lowther Road, with Lowther Avenue curving off towards the right of the frame. Springfield House was once a surgery operated by Dr. Sidney Griesbach and later by Dr. J.F. Robinson [3].

Springfield House is now a residential home for the elderly.

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Unknown
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Parkinson & Roy
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500x309px · 35.1K ·
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Parkinson & Roy 443
Garforth Lowther Road
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13th April 2020
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Ian Atkinson
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2000x1268px · 2.1M
 
 
Garforth Lowther Road

Lidgett Lane General

Although the card just mentions 'Terrace' this is Hilderthorpe Terrace.

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c.1917
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Bramley
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2000x1218px · 1.4M
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Bramley B24
Garforth Hilderthorpe Terrace
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25th April 2020
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Ian Atkinson
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2000x1211px · 1.6M
 
 
Garforth Hilderthorpe Terrace

A view of the row of houses known as Hilderthorpe Terrace

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Unknown
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Unknown
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Garforth Lidgett Lane Hilderthorpe Terrace
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29th March 2019
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Ian Atkinson
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2000x1321px · 1.5M
Garforth Lidgett Lane Hilderthorpe Terrace
date
c.1909
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Phototype Co.
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2000x1282px · 957.3K ·
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Phototype NN03
Garforth Lidgett Lane
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30th March 2019
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Ian Atkinson
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2000x1176px · 2.0M
 
 
Garforth Lidgett Lane
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unknown
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Richards
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2000x1235px · 1.5M
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Richards 18
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Unknown
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Unknown
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500x313px · 36.9K ·

Stood on the corner of Lowther Road looking towards Selby Road, the houses on the right no longer exist but look to have stood where there is now a patch of grass.

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c.1921
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Lilywhite
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2000x1259px · 1.2M ·
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Lilywhite GFH06
Garforth Lidgett Lane
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14th April 2020
copyright
Ian Atkinson
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2000x1197px · 1.5M - reshoot
 
 
Garforth Lidgett Lane

Looking towards Lowther Road on the right, the houses which are on card Lilywhite GFH06 can be more clearly seen here.

There were five houses on the row and they must have been very small inside.

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Unknown
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500x325px · 35.8K ·
Garforth Lidgett Lane
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14th April 2020
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Ian Atkinson
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2000x1435px · 1.6M - reshoot
Garforth Lidgett Lane
date
c.1919
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Bramley
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378x239px · 46.5K
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Bramley NN10
Garforth Lidgett Lane
date
30th March 2019
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Ian Atkinson
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2000x1261px · 1.7M
 
 
Garforth Lidgett Lane

Looking towards Lowther Road, the large white building with the four upstairs windows is now The Coach House care home.

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Unknown
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Hoult
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500x324px · 29.3K ·
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Hoult NN05
Garforth Lidgett Lane
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15th April 2020
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Ian Atkinson
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2000x1300px · 1.3M - reshoot
 
 
Garforth Lidgett Lane
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c.1922
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Lilywhite
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2000x1280px · 1.0M
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Lilywhite GFH08

Looking down Lidgett Lane with what is now Garforth Academy playing fields on the right

It's not possible to take a very accurate comparison photo as the original seems to be taken from the top of a ladder.

Looking towards Selby Road. The area on the left is where Garforth Academy now stands.

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Unknown
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Hoult
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500x299px · 150.6K ·
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Hoult NN04
Garforth Lidgett Lane
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13th April 2020
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Ian Atkinson
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2000x1165px · 1.6M
 
 
Garforth Lidgett Lane
date
c.1921
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Bramley
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3107x1923px · 1.9M
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Bramley B22

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