|||Can You Help? (Morley) (2 comments)
Image shows stone built premises forming part of the Royal Hotel in Station Road, Morley Bottoms. For 1970s views of the property see Leodis images 2006118_160381, 2005127_160084 and 2007119_162728, when at that time this building was occupied by the butcher, William Crosby. We would be particularly interested to know the origins of the lettering on the lintels above the window and door which read; "The Devonshire Pub" followed by a break and then "Co Ltd." If you can throw any light on this then we would welcome your comments. Image supplied by Graham Schofield.
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|||East Side of Briggate, nos. 160 -163 (City Centre)
Drawing of the Royal Hotel in Briggate, and also showing the businesses of Snowdon's Drapers, Shaw's Grocers and Kettlewell's. However, the artist has used some artistic licence as, by 1879, John Kettlewell's jewellery business had moved from Briggate. It had been numbered as 157 Briggate in the Leeds Directories and not 160 as the artist has recorded. There is a sign to the Fire Engine Station. People in Victorian dress are seen in the street. The drawing is the work of W. Braithwaite.
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|||High Street looking towards St. Mary's Church (Boston Spa) (1 comment)
Image of the High Street looking in the direction of St. Mary's Church taken around 1900. On the left the Royal Hotel can be seen with blooming window boxes at the first floor windows. It was once a posting house where horses could be changed en route. G. Halliday was Landlord here in 1897. Next are shops at the junction with Royal Terrace. On the right is the York City & County Banking Company Ltd. managed in 1897 by William H. Brewer (As listed in Kelly's Directory of West Riding of Yorkshire) on the corner with Bridge Road.
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|||High Street showing the Royal Hotel (Boston Spa)
The image shows the High Street looking from the direction of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin. The Royal Hotel can be seen right of centre. It was built by Joseph Taite in 1753 but was enlarged between 1870 and 1880. It was a reputable Coaching House originally called Farriers Hotel then Dalbys. Bramham Moor Hunt held Hunt Balls at the Royal Hotel and an orchestra was engaged specially for the occasion.
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|||High Street, showing the Royal Hotel (Boston Spa)
View of the Royal Hotel, right, situated in the Hight Street. This hotel was built in 1753 by Joseph Taite and was originally called Farrer's Hotel. It then became Dalbys before being re-named the Royal. The road from Collingham to Tadcaster, passing through Boston Spa, was turnpiked, also in the year of 1753. The better road attracted more travellers and the Royal became a reputable Coaching House.
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