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Search Aspect ( A.64 )
Location - Leeds & District

A.R.P. Rescue Centre, group portrait of the rescue team (Killingbeck)
Black & White image1940. Group portrait showing some of the members of the rescue team at the A.R.P. Rescue Centre in Selby Road. In charge of the unit is William Noel Slee who can be seen standing at the extreme left of the back row, wearing a white shirt and dark tie. Any other identifications are welcomed. The men were trained and equipped to respond to the aftermath of bombing raids during World War 2 and to rescue and evacuate casualties. Their work covered Leeds and surrounding areas but the unit was also called out to York and was in demand following the heavy bombing raids suffered by the population of Hull. The centre occupied a range of single storey buildings at the junction of Selby Road and the A.64. Although the buildings are now demolished the foundations remain. The road is now called Killingbeck Bridge.
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A.R.P. Rescue Centre, Selby Road, training exercise (Killingbeck)
Black & White image1940. Image shows a training exercise taking place at the A.R.P. (Air Raid Precaution) Rescue Centre in Selby Road. The unit was formed to act in the rescue of people in bombed areas of Leeds and surrounding districts during World War 2. It was also called out to York and, in particular Hull where there was heavy bombing. The men are demonstrating some of the rescue equipment with the aid of a dummy. In charge of the unit, and wearing a white tin hat with his hands on hips, is William Noel Slee who lived in The Fearnvilles, Leeds 8. The year after this photograph was taken, in 1941, he left the rescue unit upon being called up to serve in the R.A.F. The single storey buildings occupied by the Rescue Centre were demolished but the foundations remain. They were situated at the junction of Selby Road with the A.64. The road is now called Killingbeck Bridge.
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Inner Ring Road, York Road (A 64) Westbound flyover under construction (Quarry Hill)
Colour imagec1991/92. View looks west down the slip road off York Road (A 64) from Woodpecker Junction and Marsh Lane. The junction is named after the Woodpecker Public House which stood at the junction with York Road and Marsh Lane but was demolished in January 1990 when construction commenced on Stage 5 of the Inner Ring Road. This shows the £7.5 million scheme well under way with the construction of the westbound flyover (centre). The eastbound flyover which is raised slightly above, right, was opened on 4th February 1973. The red brick church is St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church on New York Road which opened in 1891. Overhead signage is for the Motorways (M1, M621, & M62), and St. James's Hospital. The City Centre and westbound destinations are covered over while the new road is under construction. It opened in February 1992. In the process of being built, left, is Quarry House which opened in 1993.
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Westgate looking west (City Centre)
Colour imageAutumn 1973. View west along Westgate. The building on the right was a clothing factory, demolished to make way for Stage 3 of the Inner Ring Road. The new section of Ring Road, between Westgate Tunnel and Wellington Bridge, linked the A.64 with the A.58 and opened in 1975. On the left, the firm of Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., motor tyre manufacturers is visible in Westgate.
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