|||British Oak Public House, birthday portrait of Woollin Bedford (West Ardsley) (1 comment)
In this image seven gentlemen pose for a photograph outside the British Oak public house in Westerton Road. The photograph was taken, by Black and White Studios of Wakefield, on the occasion of the 50th birthday of the man seen third from the left who is referred to as Mr Woollin Bedford. All the other men were his brothers. They are, from left to right: Standing; John Woollin Bedford (54 years old); Emsell Woollin Bedford (52), Mr Woollin Bedford (50) and James Woollin Bedford (56); Seated; David Woollin Bedford (58), Joseph Woollin Bedford (62) and Henry Woollin Bedford (60). They were the sons of Henry Woollin Bedford and Charlotte Parkinson. Image used courtesy of Peter Aldred. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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|||British Oak public house, Westerton Road (West Ardsley)
This image shows the new building, formerly a farmhouse, for the British Oak public house. The conversion to a public house was carried out by Bentley's Yorkshire Brewery. It is located at the opposite side of Westerton Road to the original British Oak building which had been condemned as unstable in the 1930s. Image used courtesy of Peter Aldred. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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|||Westerton Road, former site of the British Oak public house (West Ardsley)
Image shows a view of Westerton Road. The man seen is Stanley Barraclough, a local pharmacist, and he is standing at the former site of the British Oak public house. The wall behind him was constructed when the pub was demolished. The stone terraced houses known as Co-op Row can be seen to the right. The Co-operative Society store had been demolished by the time this photograph was taken. It had been built up to the gable end of the row of houses. A new British Oak public house was established on the other side of Westerton Road by converting a farmhouse. Image used courtesy of Peter Aldred. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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|||Westerton Road, The Old 'Drop' (British Oak) (Tingley) (1 comment)
This view of an inn known locally as 'The Old Drop', but called the British Oak is taken in Westerton Road. The inn was situated in front of Westerton School where these days there is a lay-by. the building became unstable in the 1930s and in danger of collapse, so a farm house on the other side of Westerton Road was converted by Bentley's Yorkshire Brewery. It was also named The British Oak. The British Oak was one of the inns associated with Lee Gap Fair and for many years held a special all day license on fair days. a crowd of children, probably from westerton School, seen in the background, left, are lined up at the side of the road. The boys are wearing short trousers and cloth caps and many of the girls have cloche hats or berets. The row of stone houses in the background are numbered 328 to 348 Westerton Road.
Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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