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George Cohen Sons & Co. Ltd. , Town Street

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George Cohen Sons & Co. Ltd. , Town Street
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Undated. Image shows a large group of men and women engaged in mounting engines for Anson aircraft on nacelles. It demonstrates what was happening nationwide during the Second World War - the increasing importance of the role of women in engineering and other traditionally male occupations. This war-work was in operation at George Cohen Sons & Co. Ltd. in Town Street.

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Name:
Mike Richardson

Comment:
My Mum tells me the lady working on the nearest engine is my Aunt,Edith Waud from Bramley

Date:
27-Apr-2010

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simonrichardson957@btinternet.com

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Name:
colin sutcliffe

Comment:
I lived at 122 Fairfield Street Bramley during WW2 attending Bramley Board School. I often saw Luftwaffe night bombers fly low over Stanningley Road,drop parachute flares and bombs.They flew under the tradjectory of Ack Ack guns on nearby Post Hill and held by search lights .Nearby houses were destroyed,but the only factory hit to my knowledge was Greenwood and Batleys at Armley.An elderly lady who called at our house on the mornings after working night shifts there lost her life when the shell shop got hit.She was a widow,having lost her husband in WW1 poor old soul! The Germans had knowledge that there were several munitions factories including G Cohens along this main road,but fortunatly it was not detailed enough.I often think of all the good lives that were sacrificed on land,sea and in the air from our country and the commonwealth in wars that we may live in peace.

Date:
22-Jun-2010

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Name:
caron harris (foster)

Comment:
Mike, do you think we could be related? My nans maiden name was Waud and she came from Bramley. You never know!!! My father,(her son) Harry Foster worked here but I've no idea when exactly.

Date:
01-Oct-2011

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caronharris2009@hotmail.com

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