IN CASE there was ever any doubt about the name of this street there’s a huge clue which would be very hard to miss.

The unusually named Football is marked with a black and white mural which has become a Yeadon landmark.

The 14 foot in diameter painting was created by resident Bernard Snee back in the 1970s, but the street’s strange name dates back much further than that.

Snapshots of life on the street going back to at least the 1950s can be seen in these pictures from the archives of Aireborough Historical Society.

Archivist Carlo Harrison said: “It is a long road of stone-built terrace houses with a few modern in-fills, given appropriate names like “Offside”. Supposedly called Football because this road and the adjoining South View Terrace were built on land where football had been played or led to fields where the game had been practised.”

He added: “It was proposed that the street name be changed to Northfield Terrace, but the residents resisted, and Football stayed.”

An undated photograph shows people living in Football celebrating their victory by holding up the name of their street.

A picture taken in 1953 shows residents enjoying a party to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth 11.

In another photograph Bernard Snee can be seen with his famous landmark.