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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.
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:
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