Underground arcade discovered

A subterranean shopping arcade which lay undiscovered for 120 years is set to reopen in West Yorkshire.

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Facts about the hidden arcade in Keighley

  • The Royal Arcade was built in 1901, the year Queen Victoria died and Edward VII came to the throne
  • Gott and Butterfield ironmongers moved in, and it was popularly known as Butterfield's arcade
  • The shop, once described as an Aladdin's cave selling household goods, bicycles and camping equipment, closed in 1983

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