Commercial Street in the 1980s

This later photograph of Commercial Street, taken in the 1980s, shows Hillards supermarket on the left.

Hillards was taken over by Tesco in 1987.

The store seen here was changed to Tesco, but then demolished to make way for the Tesco Extra store on Bradford Road, with its walkway to Commercial Street, which opened in 2003.

It is interesting to see how wide and straight Commercial Street was at that time.

Of course today the road is much narrower and bends round towards Wards Hill, which is barely visible on this picture.