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Keighley News & Bingley Chronicle - 27th Oct 1962 - Expanding Cottingley

Mrs. J. Roden, of 18 Bradford Old Road


Mrs. D. Thornton and baby, of 5 Roundhill Avenue


Mr. (Mrs?) D. Verity in her ultra-modern kitchen at 27 Beckfield Road.


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Increased trade


The shopkeepers say that trade has increased and they do their best to accommodate the new people, but say they are sometimes "used as a convenience" - a situation they accept as inevitable. But there is no doubt local shops are valuable for such an area.

Cottingley organisations continue much the same as they have done for several years and still thrive. Both places of worship - the Parish Church and Town Hall (a Protesant, non-denominational church) - are very active. There is a strong Old People's Welfare Association and the Conservative and Working Men's Clubs have large memberships. There is also a Sports Club and Institute.

The older Cottingley residents, who remember the area, on which many of the new houses have been built as farming land, in the main accept the new building and influx of new people as inevitable. After all Cottingley has been developing for many years and recent building is only an extension of this.


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Mrs. J. Roden of 18 Bradford Old Road.


Mr. & Mrs. Frear, of 47 Manor Road, remember the days when the whole Cottingley area was owned by the Ferrands of St. Ives.

Their main comment about recent development is that a new road designed to carry heavy traffic should have been made to the new houses on the Woodside estate before building began. The present approach both to this and the counncil estate is up Manor Road, which Mr. and Mrs. Frear thinks is too narrow and was never made for the traffic it now has to carry.

They complain of heavy lorries laden with stone and screaming" motor - cycles using the road. Mr. Frear thinks a new road from the main road through the wood should have been made to carry the increased traffic.


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Mrs. D. Thornton and baby, of 5 Roundhill Avenue


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Mr. (Mrs?) D. Verity in her ultra-modern kitchen at 27 Beckfield Road.