Kidd’s Terrace


© City of York Council: York Images

Just the one photo of Kidd’s Terrace, from the city archives. How it looked in the 1950s, from Hallfield Road. (Update: see also Kidd’s Terrace and Kidd family photos.)

David lived at 7 Kidd’s Terrace from 1940 to 1967 (when the houses were demolished):

Our house had front room, living room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms. Outside toilet in yard, with a large brick shed which had originally had a brick built wash boiler fuelled by a fire. We overlooked the Ropewalk & towards the rear of the Corporation Depot. We had of course full electric & water services.

… Landlady was Eliza Irvine who lived at 26 Kidd’s Tce. She was a relative of the Kidd family who had originally built the houses c.1860. & other members of that family either lived and/or owned houses in the Terrace, which had 28 houses in total.


  1. Terry Morrison

    I played down kidds terrace with Graham whattam, the hare’s David John Andrew and pip, the whiteheads , we always built a bonfire on 5th November down kidds terrace good times when we were kid’s

  2. My great grandfather Henry Kidd built the terrace – Sadly demolished before my time – lovely to see a photo!
    My mum & aunt would talk about living there often – Got a photo of the little kitchen of their house

    • judy edwards

      The double fronted house on the main picture belonged to my Nan and Grandpa Elizabeth Allinson nee Kidd and Alf Allinson it is 10 Hallfield road knocked down in 1969. I have a twin brother John and Henry Kidd was our great grandad aswell our dad was Albert Allinson his siblings were Alfred Doris and Madge all living in 10 Hallfield road .These pictures have been nice to see again Judy Edwards nee Allinson

  3. Just adding a comment to mention that some of Mark’s photos are now included, see

  4. Janice wares

    I spent my first holidays in kidds tce staying with my lovely aunty edie and uncle fred .The main memory I have of that house was that the stairs were in a cupboard, and it was very cosy.I loved York ,this was in the 1950s/60s.Im sure there was a goat tethered in the back lane?
    Jan Wares

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