1900s. Kirkgate Improvement area. Premises of R.Goulden, grocer, M. and A. Dickinson and Sons, corn dealers. Next is the entrance to Barstow's Yard which has a sign 'Good Beds' over the entrance. The proprietor, H. Noble also has a store next door. Sign above Nobles Stores reads Nobles Ideal Working Mens Home. A tobacconists shop is on the right. On the left of the photo are various advertising hoardings. There are several men standing on the pavement.