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Peter
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08/10/2015 : 14:38:07      reply with quote


Any idea where in Silsden? this picture might have been taken? Of course information about the incident would also be appreciated.



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Listener
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08/10/2015 : 15:01:26      reply with quote


I think its on the row of houses where the fence is now opposite the Aldi enterance or just a tad nearer Silsden

The row of trees look like they were on the old gala field corner
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08/10/2015 : 15:07:12      reply with quote


Picture was taken 1911 in front of Harry Price's shop Kirkgate
The bus got out of control coming over the canal bridge and crashed in to the shop


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Peter
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08/10/2015 : 15:26:02      reply with quote


Thank you, I should have remembered to look in Neil's book.
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08/10/2015 : 16:02:22      reply with quote


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Is it on the row of houses where the fence is now opposite the Aldi enterance or just a tad nearer Silsden
A tad nearer Silsden it is then, well 300 yards....
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gazzer
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08/10/2015 : 16:22:54      reply with quote


Does not look like Kirkgate..no shop windows and trees in the distance
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08/10/2015 : 17:39:34      reply with quote


“50 Shilling Tailors”: Henry (Harry) Price, who was born in 1877 and died in 1963, started a clothing business in Silsden in 1899 by selling hosiery from his cottage. Later he set up his first clothing shop in Kirkgate.

At 19 years of age Harry was made manager of the “Grand Clothing hall” in Keighley, and his wife continued to run the Silsden business. His breakthrough came in 1920, when he introduced the “fifty bob suit”, the price of an average weekly wage. “I can halve my prices and double my sales,” he said of his revolutionary production line techniques. He was knighted in 1937. He went to live in West Sussex with his second wife but never forgot his northern roots, giving cash support to Silsden Playing Fields fund, and he was President of Silsden Agricultural Show.


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08/10/2015 : 20:50:28      reply with quote


Mention of the bus crash here(still not convinced the pic is Kirkgate)


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09/10/2015 : 09:48:21      reply with quote


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no i dont think its kirkgate either it mentions his shop but he traded firstly at his cottage which i would say was on keighley road hence the photo and they would of called this his shop as they had goods in the cottage window before opening up a proper shop on kirkgate laterhappy :)ps bob t has got to be in the photo somewherewink ;)wink ;)laugh :D
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12/10/2015 : 06:23:10      reply with quote


Outside the Grouse? if you look above "The" on the bus sign you can make out the gable end of another building (maybe where the tropical fish shop was) suggesting there was a gap between the two buildings?
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12/10/2015 : 11:16:04      reply with quote


It's actually below the Grouse, there was a toll booth house. There is a rough road, a shop entrance at an angle, believed to be a co-op. On the co-op roof was a slotted circular vent which can be seen on the picture on top of the bus where the handrail comes up.
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12/10/2015 : 12:10:14      reply with quote


Looks about right

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