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Old Photographs of Garforth

Image of Garforth

22 May 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Garforth Library


​Come along to Garforth Library and take a step back in time with our Leodis taster session. Leodis is our photographic archive of Leeds.

The photograph shown here was taken in the early 1900s and shows a view of Church Lane from the junction with Main Street. On the extreme left Garforth Parochial School is visible. The playground is surrounded by iron railings which were later melted down for the war effort in the Second World War.

Many children are in view on the pavement in front of the railings. Opposite the school there are some old shop properties that were demolished to build Garforth Library, which opened in 1969, and also some new houses.

Included in these old shops was Shackleton's Bakery and Mortimer's Greengrocer's. Mortimer Close, off Church Lane, is named after the greengrocer. The school closed in 1990 and was demolished in 1994. Garforth Medical Centre was constructed on the site

We will be taking a look at photographs from Garforth and Leeds.

Everyone Welcome.

Price:   FREE

Contact details:   To book a place please call 0113 224 3291 or ask at the library counter.

Additional information:  


Garforth Library and One Stop Centre 

Lidgett Lane
LS25 1EH

t.   0113 224 3291 - library enquiries only


Local library and one stop centre. See the libraries pages for more information.


Baby change
Internet access
Meeting rooms
Study space


This is a multi service building.  There are two accessible library car parking bays directly outside the library building.  The surface is even paving slabs and tarmac with a slow incline slope to the entrance.  The nearest bus stop is approximately 400 metres away.  There is a train station in the area approximately 3/4 mile or 1.2km away. The entrance is via one single and one double automatic door.  Internally the library is on two floors with lift access to the first floor.  There is one accessible toilet on the ground floor.  There is a café facility on the first floor.  Touch screen monitors, large keyboard and mouse, Boardmaker and adjustable desk are available.  There are low level areas and an Induction loop is installed on the counter.

Public transport  

The library is on the local bus routes. Please contact Metroline for up-to-date travel information on (0113) 245 7676


NCP Parking nearby

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