Horse and Jockey Hotel, Commercial Street
1887. Image shows the entrance to the Horse and Jockey Hotel at number 48 Commercial Street when the proprietor was J. Robertshaw. The public house dated from 1744 but was later replaced by the Mitre Hotel, built by Henry Child (1850 to 1921) and designed by Thomas Winn in 1899. At the left edge is signage for Smeeton's Draper and a Milliner, which may have been Katie Cowman's, also addressed as 48 Commercial Street (Slater's Directory of Leeds, 1890). At the right edge, at number 46, is a jeweller's with various items of jewellery on display in the window of the single storey building. The proprietor's name is C.H. Robshaw. The photograph was taken by Wormald of Leeds.
The proprietor in the 1830's was my 3x great grandfather Joseph Rogers.