Ossett - the history of a Yorkshire town



Ossett Picture Gallery


Old Ossett

Bank Street

Bank Street

Bank Street 1915

Bank Street

Bank Street 1960

Belgrave Street

Brocodale Gardens

Dale Street

Dale Street

Church Street

Church Street 1900

Church Street Rec 1955

Cockburns Corner
Ossett Cong Church
Congregational Church
Ossett Tram
Ossett Tram

Cussens Chemists

Dale Street

Dale Street

1937 Xmas Bazaar

Teddy Wilson


V.N.Wilson 1926


Flushdyke Station

Ossett Teddies 1910

Gill Bros

Healey Road

Holy Trinity

Liberal Club

Midland Bank

Looking up Dale St

Mechanics Institute

Methodist Chapel

Ossett 1787 Map

Old Ossett Grammar

Old Ossett Church

Ossett Charter

Ossett Funeral

Old Town Centre

Station Rd Bridge

Old Ossett Station

New Ossett Station

Ossett Steam Train

Ossett 1775 map

Grammar School

Ossett Market

Town Hall

Ossett 1851 map

Ossett Ambulance

Ossett bus
Ossett Market Place 1980
Market Place 1980

Church Feast 1910
General Booth in Ossett 1907
General Booth 1907
Ossett Trinity Church
Trinity Church

Market Place

Ossett Outskirts

Beeching's Legacy

Town Hall

Ossett Palladium

Red Lion

Roundwood Colliery

Runtlings Lane

Ryecroft Street

Shaw Peace
South Ossett Church
South Ossett Church

Springstone House

Station Road

Station Road

Station Road

Temperance Hall

The Gables, Station Road

The Goit, Healey

Top Headlands

Town Hall opening 1908
Kingsway 1976
Kingsway 1976

Ossett Tram 1908

V.N. Wilson Factory

V.N. Wilson Factory

Wesley Street 1907

Isolation Hospital

Sparrow Park, West Wells
Hanson and Bentleys
Hanson & Bentley
Ossett Co-op Show
Ossett Co-op Show
Ossett Co-op Outing
Ossett Co-op Outing
Walter Ashton
Walter Ashton
Little Bull Hog Roast
Little Bull Hog Roast
Ossett Society 1911
Ossett Group 1911
Erecting Maypole
Maypole 1953
Water Tower
Gawthorpe Water Tower
Maypole Dancers 1961
Maypole Dancers 1961
Outcropping in Gawthorpe
Outcropping 1926
Benton Wilby
Benton Wilby
Chickenley Heath
Chickenley Heath Station 1905
Giggal Hill
Giggal Hill circa 1900
Giggal Hill and the Green
Giggall Hill circa 1970
Ossett below Manor Road
Below Manor Road about 1910

Ossett Magistrates 1900
Ossett Magistrates circa 1900
1894 Isolation Hospital, Storr's Hill
New Isolation Hospital 1894
Nettleton's Butchers 1911
Nettleton's Butchers shop in 1911

Ossett Green
Ossett Green
Old Market Place 1909
Ossett Market Place in 1914
Ossett Show 1912
Ossett Agricultural Show 1911
Ossett Grammar School circa 1916
Ossett Grammar School circa 1916

Wesleyan Band, Ossett 1888
Ossett Wesleyan Chapel Band 1888
Edward Clay and Son, first lorry in 1912
Edward Clay wagon in 1912
Ossett Palladium
Ossett Palladium Cinema 1930s
Devon Brook, Sowood Farm
Fred Brook & Son, Sowood Farm

Old Wesley Street
Old Wesley Street 1930s
Old Ossett Ambulance 1908
Old Ossett Ambulance 1908
Bank Street then and now
Bank Street, Ossett then and now
War Memorial
Ossett War Memorial in Market Place
Westfield Mill, Wesley Street 1983
Westfield Mill, Wesley Street, 1983
Inside the old Wesleyan Chapel
Inside the old Wesleyan Chapel

Burdekins
Burdekin's Basket Works,
Flushdyke, Ossett

Ossett Station Trip 1964
School Trip at Ossett Station
circa 1964

Broc-o-Dale Gardens, Kingsway
Broc-o-Dale Gardens, Kingsway
Spring Mill
Spring Mill, Queens Drive
Mitchell Laithes Hospital
Mitchell Laithes Hospital
Ossett Market Place 1953
Ossett Market Place 1953
Ossett Common Rovers 1964
Ossett Common Rovers 1964
Old Post Office 1870
Old Ossett Post Office 1870
Bonfire at Gedham 1911
Bonfire at Gedham 1911
Mayor Harvey Robinson 1911
Mayor Harvey Robinson 1911
Dale Street top into Marketplace 1904
Top of Dale Street 1904
WW1 Air Crash Gedham Field
1918 Air Crash, Ossett
Gawthorpe Zion Panto 1960
Gawthorpe Zion 1960/61
Greenfield Mill, Runtlings
Greenfield Mill, Runtlings
Figure of Three Locks, Healey
Figure of Three Locks, Healey
Gawthorpe Juniors about 1965
Gawthorpe Juniors 1965/66
War Memorial South Ossett
South Ossett War Memorial
Storr's Hill Hollywood graffiti
"Hollywood", Storr's Hill
Barge at Millbank Lock
Barge at Millbank Lock
Ossett Trinity 1961
Ossett Trinity ARLFC in 1961
Baptist Lane Church
South Ossett Baptist Church 1981
Wagons at Victoria Mills
J.F. Burrows Wagons 1950s
Mill workers at Victoria Mills
Millworkers at Victoria Mills
Flying Horse 1957
Flying Horse in 1957
Top of Church Street
Top of Church Street
Junction Lane in the 1960s
Junction Lane in the 1960s
Ossett Station from a train at the platform
Ossett Station from a train
Roundwood being demolished
Roundwood being demolished
Dearnley's Shop in the Green
Dearnley's Shop, Ossett Green
Earth closet at Fern Cottage
Earth closet at Fern Cottage
Langley's Mill
Langley's Mill, Dale Street
Market Place, Ossett & Midland Bank
Market Place & Midland Bank
Ossett Storrs Hill 1910
Storrs Hill in 1910
Town hall ceremony in 1908
Opening Ossett Town Hall 1908
Tumbling Close 1950s
Tumbling Close in the 1950s
Belgian refugees in Ossett during WW1
Belgian refugees in Ossett WW1
West Wells Farm off Bank Street
West Wells Farm off Bank St.
Storrs Hill Road
Storrs Hill Road 1950s or 60s
Arthur Lloyd Transport wagon from 1930s
Arthur Lloyd wagon 1930s
Ossett RUFC 1939
Ossett RUFC in 1939
Gawthorpe Primary 1960
Gawthorpe Primary 1960/61
End of WW1 celebrations Ossett
End of WW1 celebrations
Owl Lane Mill in 1952
Owl Lane Mill in 1952
Gawthorpe Bethesda Cricket Team in 1915
Gawthorpe Bethesda Cricket Team in 1915
D.D. Nettleton, Corn Merchant, Town End
D.D. Nettleton, Corn Merchant
Gawthorpe Juniors Football 1962
Gawthorpe Juniors Football 1962
House near Mews Hotel
Dale House, Dale Street
Town End Cottages
Old Cottages, Town End
Old Town End
House in Old Town End
The Green Ossett, 1910
Ossett Green in 1910
Ossett's Last Lamplighter
Ossett's Last Lamplighter
Elder House off Teal Street
Elder House off Teal St in the 1960s
Manor House, manor Road
Manor House, Manor Road
Station Road
Station Road below the old station
George Street and Broomcroft Road
George Street & Broomcroft Road
Old Hotel at Spring End
Old Hotel at Spring End
St Johns Chapel, South Parade, 1907
St. John's Chapel, 1907
Healey Marshalling Yard 1968
Healey Marshalling Yard 1968
Leeds Road End 1972
Leeds Road End 1972
Runtlings 1965
Runtings and Mill in 1965



The 172 Ossett pictures in this gallery come from a variety of sources and locations.

In October 2013, another SIXTEEN picture pages have been added at the bottom of the page.

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