|||Bradford Road, Memorial to the crew of the crashed Halifax Bomber, LK 841. (Tingley) (5 comments)
Images shows the Memorial to the crew of the Halifax Bomber, LK 844, which crashed during a night training exercise over Tingley on 14th November 1944. It had taken off from the RAF Station at Snaith but lost control after getting into difficulties. it hit the ground spreading wreckage in it's wake. Some houses in the vicinity were damaged, two in particular in Thorpe Lane View were virtually demolished. Luckily there were no serious injuries on the ground. All seven members of the crew were killed and this stone memorial provided by Walter Townend, who was 13 years old at the time of the accident, was unveiled on 12th November 1989. The dedication was made by the Reverend Terry King, Vicar of Woodkirk before a crowd of over 250 people. The unveiling was performed by two airmen who had flown the Halifax Bomber on 21 operations, George Booth from Stoke on Trent and Ricky Pearce from Market Weighton. In 1990, 7 Cherry trees were planted, one for each of the young crew members, and daffodils. In 1997 local nurserymen donated 1,000 Crocus bulbs which the children and Headmaster of Blackgates School helped plant. After the service in 1989 and exhibition was help at Woodkirk Valley Sports and Social Club.The stone memorial stands by the Bradford Road (A650) close to Tingley Roundabout and New White Bear Public House.
Photograph from David Atkinson Archive.
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|||Braime T.F. & J.H. Limited, sheet metal pressings, the works canteen. (Hunslet)
Image shows the works canteen of the sheet metal pressings firm of T.F. & J.H Braime Ltd. Members of the work force are seated at rows of tables. The canteen has a very traditional look with a parquet floor and central elaborate fireplace at the back of the room. Light floods in from the series of arched windows, right. The canteen doubles up as a Social Club with the provision of two snooker tables, visible in the background. Dating from 1917, the works canteen was the first to open in Leeds and during this war-time period the workers were predominantly women. As part of the war effort the canteen provided them with regular hot meals. The factory is located in Ingham Street.
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|||Chapel Street Social Club, junction with Chapel Street and Selby Road (Halton) (6 comments)
Originally called Halton Institute, the foundation stone of Chapel Street Social Club was laid by Mrs George Lane Fox. The junction of Selby Road and Chapel Street, partially seen here was also the first terminus of the trams from Leeds, which opened on April 30th 1915.
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|||Church Lane, Kippax Ex-Service and Social Club (Kippax)
|20th November 2007.
View of Church Lane seen from Leeds Road, showing the Kippax Ex-Service and Social Club in the centre.
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|||Church Lane, looking south-west (Adel) (1 comment)
A snowy view of Church Lane, just opposite Adel Church, which is off the picture to the left. The white buildings further up on the left are part of Adel Sports and Social Club. Beyond the fields to the right are houses on Holt Avenue. Houses on Beech Avenue have since been built in front of them.
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