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Kathryn Stott

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The Yeadon Of 1933

Below shows that Yorkshire Electricity company was around in 1933 and Yeadon had its own Water Works.


Public Services: A domestic supply is made available by the Electrical Distribution of Yorkshire Ltd., an associate of the Yorkshire Electric Power Company.


Tariffs: Flat rate: Lighting 5 + 1/2d per a unit. Heating and Domestic use, 1 + 1/2d per unit for the first 160 units per a quarter, then 1d per unit.

Water is supplied by Yeadon Water Works company, who obtain a pure and abundant supply from Rombald’s Moor. There is a large reservoir in Hawksworth.


Cricket in 1933:

Yeadon has played a historic role in the annals of cricket. Its ground was one of the finest in West Riding; it has been a place of many historic games.


Indoor Amusements:

There are two Pantomime Companies and several Operatic and Dramatic Societies, and they give some excellent musical and dramatic stage shows. Some good first-class touring companies visit the township at intervals during the appropriate season.



General Information About Yeadon in 1933:


Accommodation: Hotels-Commercial

Area: Civil Parish and Urban District – 1,690 acres land. 34 Water

Early Closing day: Tuesday

House, and Estate Agents, Auctioneers etc: Walmsley, Walker

Market day: Friday – and still is now.

M.O.H: Dr. James Ives Alexander Muschamp

Motor Engineers and Garage Proprietors: Isaac Swires and Sons Ltd.,  Henshaw Garage

Newspapers: The Wharfedale and Airedale Observer

Population: (1931 Census) 7,671

Rates in The £: 12/8

Rateable Value: £42,672

Death Rate: 15’3 per 1,000

Birth Rate: 14’3 per 1,000

Soil: Various and rich; sub-soil, gravel & rock

Right – The corner shop top the far left is ‘Wormsleys’ and now is a Dry Cleaners. At the bottom, middle of the High Street is a sports shop.

That shop is now part of Yeadon’s

oldest buildings.

In The Beginning

The Town Hall

Leisure & Entertainment


Yeadon Cricket Club

Yeadon High Street

Yeadon: 1933