THIS impressive bronze and marble fountain was a familiar sight in Yeadon for around half a century.

Standing at the junction of Victoria Avenue and Yeadon High Street it was dedicated to the people of the town in 1898 by Mrs E Brown in memory of her late husband Thomas Brown, of Mount Cross Bramley and Kirk Lane Mills Yeadon. It also commemorated the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897.

The fountain was set on a stone plinth with an iron drinking cup chained to the side.

The pictures are from the archives of Aireborough Historical Society.

|Archivist Carlo Harrison said: “It fell into disrepair and was removed during the second World War, a marker stone with plaque stands in the grounds of Murgatroyds fish restaurant, placed there by the Aireborough Civic Society in 1977.”