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Thomas Smith & Sons (Rodley) Ltd. Crane and Excavator Works

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Thomas Smith & Sons (Rodley) Ltd. Crane and Excavator Works
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c1940s. Image taken outside Smith & Sons (Rodley) Ltd., Crane and Excavator Works, during World War II. The men and women workers are all wearing overalls. The factory was located at number 28 Rodley Town Street but backed on to the Leeds and Liverpool canal.

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Name:
Michael Drinkall

Comment:
The man standing on the second row seventh from the left is my grandad, he worked at smiths crane works at Rodley Leeds 13.

Date:
09-Apr-2011

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Name:
Tony Crowcroft

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My dad Lionel Noel Crowcroft is in the picture. he is in the middle of the back row. He died in November 2010 with an asbestos related illness

Date:
17-Jul-2011

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tonycrowcroft@gmail.com

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Name:
Nigel Glew

Comment:
The man middle row 6th from left is my uncle Albert Coleridge. He worked there from 14 until her retired at 65. The employees were exempted from military service due to their occupation which may explain why so many of military age are in the photo. Albert lived in Bramley all his life born at Scarborough Terrace, then the Wythers when they were first built, then Leeds and Bradford Road. He died about 10 years ago.

Date:
18-Sep-2011

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nigelglew@hotmail.co.uk

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tony taylor

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hi, the woman in the top row forth from the left is my grandma Flo,Florence Overfield,she worked in the drawing office,the drawings were printed on silk then, her son jack played for leeds united. i served my oprenticeship at smiths in 1972 and remember Albert Coleridge he worked in the(newbay)part of the factory.

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12-Nov-2011

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