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Search Aspect (Aire Valley Dyeworks )
Location - Leeds & District

Abbey Inn from Pollard Lane and Woodside works (Newlay)
Colour imageSpring 2004. View of the Abbey Inn from Pollard Lane, believed to have originated as an 18th Century Farmhouse, and first on record as an Inn in 1826. On the left, is the former Aire Valley Dyeworks run by Whitaker & Aykroyd, renamed Woodside Works. Whitaker's purchased the Inn around 1899 in an attempt to control the drinking habits of the workforce, it is believed. It was once used as a mortuary and, perhaps as a consequence, the Inn is rumoured to be haunted.
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Abbey Inn from Pollard Lane railway bridge (Newlay)
Colour imageSpring 2004. View of the Abbey Inn from the Pollard Lane railway bridge. Behind the Inn is the delapidated Woodside works, formerly Aire Valley Dyeworks. The dyeworks, run by Whitaker's, owned the Inn in 1899. They sold it to the Bradford Dyers Association at a later date. Richard Whitaker & Sons (Brewers) purchased the Inn in 1948 and eventually it passed into the hands of Whitbread & Co.
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Aire Valley Dyeworks (Newlay)
Colour imageSpring 2004. Image shows the Aire Valley Works. This was a dyeworks for cottons operated by Whitaker & Aykroyds Limited in the locality of Newlay. W.D.S. Tooling Aids Ltd. occupied the buildings more recently. It is marked on later maps as Woodside Works.
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Aire Valley Dyeworks, later known as Woodside Works (Newlay)
Colour imageSpring 2004. View of the Aire Valley Dyeworks, now in a run down and delapidated state. It is situated in the Newlay locality and specialised in dyeing cottons. Whitaker & Aykroyd's operated the dyeworks for many years. In more recent years W.D.S. Tooling Aids Ltd. occupied the premises before they moved to their present location.
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