Ellers in the early 1960s
Photographs by Leonard Davy of Low Fold House, with additional thanks to Ken Davy, Keith King and Robin Longbottom for providing the copies and notes.
Looking down Ellers from Cryer Row. The tall man with the dog appears to be Texas or Harold "Tex" Rogers, a well-known character in the village in the 1960s. His wife Phyllis was also well known in the village.
Looking along Cryer Row. Willie Riley, standing with his pipe, lived in the cottage at the far end. Billy Pye lived in the one nearest the road, a keen shooting man his gun dog can be seen looking out from its kennel.
Willie Riley's huts and pigeon loft at the end of Cryer Row, Willie is standing admiring one of his windmills on top of a hut.
A view of the cottages in Jackson Place, which run parallel to Ellers Road and faced onto Baring Square.
The three storey building on the right of the photograph was known as the Dolphin 'Oyle. The top floor was a weaving room with cottages below, a case of living under the shop and not over it. The cottages in Dolphin Row are to the left.
This row of cottages was called Dolphin Row and originally backed onto the cottages in Ethel Street. The properties have now been knocked through to form single dwellings.
The postman looks as though he is querying an address with an elderly resident of Ethel Street. The cottages on the right backed onto Dolphin Row.
Gott Hill Farm at the bottom of Ellers Road photographed from the gable of the cottages on Park Row, the bottom row of cottages at Ellers.
Gott Hill Farm photographed from Hall Drive and showing the wall along Ellers Road before it was lowered and replaced by a concrete post and rail fence.
Sutton House with Gott Hill Farm on the right. Greenroyd Mill chimney and water tower can just be seen between the properties.