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St. Thomas Avenue, from Stanningley Road

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St. Thomas Avenue, from Stanningley Road
Description:
Undated. View of St. Thomas Avenue from Stanningley Road, believed to date from the 1960s. Terrace houses from left are numbered 1-13 St. Thomas Avenue. In the background are the works of Isles Ltd., motor engineers; the vehicle entrance is seen here.

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Name:
colin sutcliffe

Comment:
I left Bramley Broad School in Hough Lane in 1948 and started work at Isles as apprentice vehicle mechanic together with two classmates Dennis Pontefract and John Wilks. In the event of the fuel shortages following the SUEZ WAR IN 1956 WE ALL got jobs with Leeds City Transport as Bus drivers. It was an excellent place for first class training in all engineering disciplines and enabled me to hold well paid work with British Leyland,Leyland Paint Co.Jaguar Cars and others.I have fond memories of tradesmen there who passed on their many skills .Thank you all. Mobile generaters were also made there and used on the Golden Mile Blackpool in the post war days.Servicing those in winter was not a pleasant job.

Date:
26-Dec-2011

Email:
colin_sutcliffe@sky.com

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