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Wings For Victory, Parade

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City Centre
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N L4 Wings (7)
Wings For Victory, Parade
1943. Leeds Wings For Victory week was held 26th June - 3rd July 1943. This was a public appeal to raise a minimum of £5 million pounds to provide aeroplanes for the war effort. People were urged to invest money in National War Bonds, Savings Certificates and Bonds which would be payable in the future. This view shows crowds lining The Headrow watching a march past of combined forces and bands. This is looking from the corner with Oxford Place (on the left) towards Lewis's store (now Allders). On the left Victoria Gardens can be seen. This is the public open space in front of the Municipal Buildings, housing Central Library and Leeds Art Gallery and Leeds Town Hall. The base of the War Memorial can be seen in front of the Art Gallery, then 3 rectangular static water tanks for use in emergency by the Fire and Rescue Services. In front of the Town Hall is a MK 2B Hawker Hurricane.

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