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This is the road from Towngate to Baildon Moor.

Pinfold is off Northgate with what was recently Robinson's Sweet Hut. The toilet block is next to the sweet hut. Then the road to Providence Row and Baildon Moor Garage.

Between the Towngate Rooms and Airedale House is East Parade.

A group of Baildon residents outside the Halliday wheelwright shop in 1880s

The seat shown in the photo above was a popular meeting place for Baildonians. The long seat (Cartwright's seat) is made from a piece of oak 22ft long that was put under the organ of the old Weslyan Chapel as it was "giving way".[1]

Halliday's wheelwright, Northgate

In 1863 (according to Jones Directory) William Midgeley was the Wheelright and Blacksmith here. He also owned a colliery on Baildon Moor and was a Postmaster. The business was later owned by the Halliday family, Sam Halliday and later Robinson Halliday.[1]

Demolition of the wheelwright and smithy on Northgate

When this was demolished a large quantity of the equipment (anvils etc.) was first buried in the cellars.[1]

Comment on facebook for this photo Aug 2018 by Stephen Cheetham:-

My uncle Lesley had that demolished to make way for petrol pumps and a workshop where those petrol pump are in the photo. Wonder if that's my uncle strolling across the yard.
Baildon Moor Garage, Northgate, 1984

Tonie Dobby outside Baildon Moor Garage in 1984.

Baildon Moor Garage, Northgate, 2013

Baildon Moor Garage is on the site of the wheelwright shop run by Robinson Halliday. On the very left of the photo of the demolition is the gable end of 38 Northgate, the building shown in the 2013 photo of the garage.

2019 and the garage is still owned by Tonnie Dobby.

Building Use

4 Northgate

  • 1957. 1959. Griffiths. Newsagent, stationer & Tobacconist. [2]
  • 1953 1956. T Bottomley & Son. Newsagent, Stationer & Tobacconist[2]

9 Northgate

  • The Angel Hotel
  • J Whitaker, Plumber & Glazier etc. was advertising as working from Angel Yard, Baildon in 1936.[2]


  • 1929. Joseph Dyson. Plumber & Sanitary Engineer. Works:Northgate. Residence: 2 Angel St.[3]

15 Northgate.

  • Agents for The Heaton Dyers & Cleaners. Ad: 1948[2]

19 Northgate.

  • Stanley Birch (H H Birch & Son) Funeral Directors Ads: 1951[2]

20 Northgate

  • 1929. Charles Clegg. Expert in Fruit, Flowers, Vegetables, Fish, Poultry, etc. Shipley 433[3]

21 Northgate The Malt Shovel

25 Northgate

  • 1964. High Class Grocer. A E Fox.[4]
    • Best in Butter, Bacon & Ham
    • Est 1919

24-26 Northgate

  • 2002. Woodlander. Gifts and Furniture.[5]

24-26-28-39 Northgate

  • Dales Dairy
  • Mazawattee Brewery. Wallbank making mineral waters. Used moulded bottles. The brewery is mentioned in the 1895 Gypsy Carnival poster.[1]

30 Northgate

  • Isabel. Stocking repair service. 1948[2]

39 Northgate

  • Trawl Bar. Fish & Chips.
  • 2002. Websters of Baildon. Fish & Chips.[5]
    • For Sale Dec 2018. The owners in 2018 have owned it since 1999.[6]
rightmoove website Dec 2018


Very exciting opportunity to acquire this very popular and well known fish and chips takeaway and restaurant which our clients have owned since 1999. Located in this beautiful village location – it will be difficult to find a better business currently on the market. The business enjoys an excellent reputation. Very profitable concern which will continue to go from strength to strength under the right operator. This is a beautifully presented and maintained detached property adjacent to a busy Co-Op with plenty of parking on the doorstep. The outsales side is spacious, bright and tastefully presented with a fully tiled customer side, large counter with five pan Frank Ford island range and LED menu board. The restaurant is self-contained with an entrance lobby leading to a large split level 90+ cover restaurant. To the rear is a large preparation kitchen, potato room, cutting room, store and WC.

Baildon Mills

  • John Peel. Manufacturers of flocks. 2002[5]

Baildon Picture House

Robinson's Sweet Hut


  • 2002. Baildon Moor Garage. For 50 years.[5]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Arthur Edwick handwritten notes.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Shipley Times & Express adverts
  3. 3.0 3.1 1929 Baildon Hospital & Charities Week Programme
  4. 1964 BUDC Official Guide
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Baildon Community Council Handbook. 2002.
  6. rightmove