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Search Aspect ( Selby Road )
Location - Leeds & District

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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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A.R.P. Rescue Centre, 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 demonstration is being observed by a group of invited dignitaries. The tall man wearing a dark overcoat and hat is Anthony Eden, who was Secretary of State for War in Churchill's government through much of 1940. Seen directly behind the man in the rescue harness is William Noel Slee who was in charge of the unit. He lived in the Fearnvilles, Leeds 8. On the right the man, wearing glasses and a light coloured jacket, is Maurice Tomlinson, the proprietor of J. Tomlinson & Son, builders of Bath Road, Leeds 11, and also the manager of the A.R.P. Rescue Centre. He lived on the road to Temple Newsom in Whitkirk. The single storey buildings of the Centre were demolished but the foundations still remain. The road is now known as Killingbeck Bridge.
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Austhorpe, Aerial View (Austhorpe)
Black & White imageUndated. Aerial view looking north from Selby Road, just offthe bottom of the picture, showing Austhorpe on the bottom left. The Leeds - Selby railway runs from left to right across the centre. Much of the area is covered with fields and shows little development.
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Bridge over Garforth to Castleford line (Garforth) (1 comment)
Black & White image5 March 1934 Railway bridge on the A63 Leeds to Selby Road over the Garforth to Castleford line, which is now closed, the bridge now goes over a public footpath. Notices on the left give weight restrictions for vehicles using the bridge, a bench is on the grass verge.
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