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Old George Pub, Selby Road

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Old George Pub, Selby Road
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Undated. Image shows the junction of Selby Road (seen in the foreground and disappearing into the distance towards Leeds) and Wakefield Road, which eventually becomes Aberford Road (A.642), right. The large building at the junction is the Old George Public House, one of the oldest pubs in Garforth and mentioned in Bains, Gazetteer for the county of York in 1822. The pub previously featured stabling facilities and was probably a coaching stop at the crossroads of the Leeds to Selby, and Wakefield to Tadcaster turnpike. On the right of Wakefield Road is a BP filling station. Wakefield Road (A.642) continues at the left edge of the image. A large roundabout has since been constructed at this junction.

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Paul Sibson

Comment:
I think this is about 1970s a Morris 1100 in the George car park and a mini in the garage which i think may have been owned by Kneeshaw and Smith car dealers.

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Patricia

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Was this known as the "Old George Inn" in the early 1800's ?

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Winifred Dixon

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I believe my husband's ancestor John Whitaker was the owner of the Olde George Inn in Garforth ca 1800's. John's sister Ann, married James Dixon. If you have any biographical information on John Whitaker, I would be grateful to hear from you. His brother was Rector of St Marys. Winifred Dixon, wiffd@moscow.com

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