The Bridge Road thoroughfare into Bell Square and onward to Bridge Street and Chapel Street was fundamentally changed by the pre-1974 clearances of unfit housing by the Urban District Council, in the days when local government was actually local. Bridge Road starts below the Punch Bowl (above) from the junction with Bolton Road.
Above: from the junction with Bell Square, Bridge Road continues between the rear of the King's Arms and the pub's triangle-shaped car park.
Above: Bridge Road looking towards the Punch Bowl from the junction with Bridge Street, opposite the entrance to the Co-op car park.
Above: taken from near the gable end of the Punch Bowl, this picture shows the old Bell Square looking towards the junction with Bridge Street and the cottages by the beck below the present-day Co-op car park. The lamp-post is once again a good indicator for comparison's sake.
Above: these buildings were to the rear of the Punch Bowl where the present-day Bell Square is. The area included garaging for livestock-carrier Jeff Morrow's trucks.
Above: a post-demolition view across Bell Square from the windowed gable end of the Punch Bowl (bottom left). The above three photos are by courtesy of Silsden Camera Club.
Above: Bell Square 'garage', looking towards the Stirling Street shop. Below: Bell Square barn. To the right is the present-day Bridge Street car park.
Above and below: Bridge Road terrace on the stretch near the junction with Bridge Street opposite the present-day Co-op car park. The row on the left was demolished but the house on the right is still there. The demolition team pictured below worked for Silsden Urban District Council's highways department.