Businesses of the past

Here is a collection of images of businesses from the past. Some still operate the same type of business, some have changed owners or business type, but many are no longer there at all.

Do you recognise where they were? If not, the numbers refer to markers on the History Map

** If anyone has any old images that they would be willing to share with everyone on here, please email them to 


6. Working Men's Club and 7. Electric Theatre

8. Robinson's Garage, Brackenhill

9. Georg'es Shop and Post Office

The Angel

12. Royal British Legion. The photo below shows it before it was the Legion when it was presumably a private house matching the ones at the other side of Heaton Street and next to the 6 shops.

Six Shops

13. Robinson's Garage (Moortop)

Bell Lane Fish Shop

The Boot & Shoe

15. Johnson's Garage

17. Elm Tree Restaurant


31. Cafe and shop


18. Ackworth Motor & Wireless Depot

20. Woodcock's and Dando's Shops

21. North's Family Butchers

Library and 22. Barclays Bank

23. Cooper's shop 

24. Glassel's and Meltcalfe's (later Gott's) shops

25. Bell Lane Post Office 

26. Kelly's / Whitworth's and later Johnson's

27. Midland Bank, Atkinson's Butcher's, Clarkson's grocers.

Co-op and later Bell Lane Stores


32. Central Garage, Sabco, GT Smith's, Co-op

Hillside shops

39. Parker's Shop


35. Corn mill


52. School Inn

Hinitt's Bakery (Still there!)

55. Wright's shop

38. Victoria Inn

42. Simpson's shop

44/45 High Ackworth Post Office 

The Brown Cow

47. Beetham's Shop

49. Ackworth Colliery