17 photos of Gildersome through the years

These photos turn back the clock to showcase life in Gildersome down the years.

Monday, 9th December 2019, 8:38 am
Updated Monday, 9th December 2019, 8:39 am
Is this the Gildersome you remember? PIC: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net
Is this the Gildersome you remember? PIC: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net

These images provide a fascinating snapshot of life in the village and are published courtesy of photographic archive Leodis, which is run by Leeds Library & Information Service. They also run heritage blog The Secret Library Leeds, which provides a behind the scenes look at the Central Library and highlights from its special collections, including rare books hidden away in the stacks. LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

A view looking south along Street Lane. On the left, a van belonging to the 4th Morley/Gildersome Scout Group is parked. Beyond that are Gildersome Liberal Club and St. Peter's Vicarage.
A view looking on to Mill Lane. Unmade access to houses on the left. Some are back-to-back while the one actually on Mill Lane is a through terrace. A small boy and a dog can be seen outside the houses.

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A view of derelict houses on Gelderd Road. House second from the right still has curtains to the windows and could still be occupied. A boy is walking along the road in the foreground.
A view of unmade access road to Royal Oak Cottages. This road came from Gildersome Lane, past Moorhead woollen mill to Royal Oak. A car can be seen parked outside one of the houses.
Remember the Spread Eagle pub on Bradford Road near the junction with Street Lane? This has now been demolished as part of the road improvements on the A650, A62 roundabout.
Do you remember A.H & A Smith, Grocers and Confectioners, on Mill Lane?
Brick-built terraced houses on 132 Street Lane adjacent to Reedsdale Gardens. The road is unmade in front of the properties.
Town Street, Gildersome. Brick built terraced houses with a shop, possibly a cycle repair shop, is to the far left of the photograph.
A view of terraced houses on Green Terrace. There is an unmade road in the foreground.
Did you visit the King's Arms pub on Street Lane? Signs outside advertise Hammonds Fine Ales and a board offers snacks and morning coffee. It has now been demolished because of road improvements in the area.
Town End at Gildersome, showing terraced houses and Grayson's Handy Shop in the double fronted end terrace. A man can be seen conversing with a man on the doorstep.
A view looking north west at junction of A62/Gelderd Road and A650/Wakefield Road. The crossroads is now a large junction allowing connection to the M62 motorway.
This area of Gildersome is next to Gelderd Road and is used for industrial and commercial purposes. In view, premises of Steel Fabrications Ltd.
A view from Street Lane of the junction with Birchfield Avenue.
Street Lane, showing Gildersome Liberal Club on the right. In the centre, a van belonging to the 4th Morley Gildersome Scout Group is parked up.
Looking from Birchfield Avenue towards Gildersome Liberal Club on Street Lane.
Street Lane at the junction with Birchfield Avenue.
Pictured is Gildersome tunnel. Share your memories of Gildersome with Andrew Hutchinson via email at: [email protected] or tweet him @AndyHutchYPN