YEADON ‘s past is brought to life in these postcards and photographs showing how it used to look more than a century ago.

The images, from the archives of Aireborough Historical Society, show the historic landmark the Long Stoop, at the junction of Warren House Lane and Victoria Avenue (Harrogate Road), as well as various views of the town.

The society’s archivist Carlo Harrison said: “The Long stoop was originally a boundary marker on what was Yeadon Moor, the stone pillar is known to be much older than the base it is mounted on.

“The Stoop has been moved a few times, the original position which is shown in this photograph would now be in the middle of the runway at Leeds Bradford Airport, not a good place for it to be.”

It is thought the Stoop may have been a way marker across Yeadon Moor.

The multi-view postcards were Donated by Edith and Roger Pratt. They include views of St John’s Church, Yeadon High Street and Yeadon Park which opened in 1907 on land donated by Jonathan Peate, owner of Nunroyd Mill. Also shown are Yeadon Dam, Gill Lane, Yeadon Town Hall, Yeadon Fountain, the High Street, Wormald’s grocers and Wormald’s Yard.