Royal Public House in Shipley
Here is Yorkshire not a week goes by without the promise of the demolition of a Victorian public house. This stately pub in Shipley has its neck under the guillotine.
They don’t make chimneys like that anymore, do they?
Pubs always tend to be the last vestige of real urban life in Yorkshire towns, before the well meaning utopian created their short lived tower block paradises. This area of Shipley is brutal and sparse, but this pub reminds us of a time of lively streets and genuine urban culture. Without the mills though, who can prop up the bar?