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Aerial View of Cross Gates Carriage/Works during fire incident (Cross Gates) (9 comments)
Black & White image29th March, 1975 Aerial view of Cross Gates Carriage Works on Manston Lane, the firm of Charles H. Roe. A small fire is being attended to by several engines. Nine metro buses worth £120,000 each had to be pushed to safety. Charles H Roe's company was formed in 1916. After closure in the 1980's new investment was generated and buses are still being built here under the name of Optare Lted. Curving down from the right edge is Manston Lane. Barnbow Royal Ordnance factory is bottom right. People can be seen walking along the path on the site of the dismantled railway line which runs from top to bottom, left. Running parallel with it are houses and gardens in Pendas Way.
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Aerial View, Manston, showing Royal Ordnance Factory Barnbow (Cross Gates) (17 comments)
Black & White image1963. Aerial view showing the Barnbow Royal Ordnance Factory at the top of the photo. The bottom half, below Pendas Way, shows the housing development consisting of the Pendas and Kelmscott streets. This was all part of the Manston estate, which had belonged to the Gascoigne family. The Royal Ordnance Factory, situated on Manston Lane, made guns and later tanks during the Second World War. It was built about half a mile from the site of the World War One Barnbow shell filling factory where three fatal explosions occurred. The WW2 factory eventually became part of the Vickers group, manufacturing the Challenger Tank. It is now closed.
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Aerial View, St Kevin's R.C. School, St Theresa's Primary (Cross Gates) (73 comments)
Black & White imageUndated, Situated on Barwick Road at the junction with the Ring Road. Originally named St Kevin's this is now St Theresa's School.
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Arndale Centre, car park (Cross Gates)
Colour image1973. View showing the car park of the Arndale Centre, a shopping centre built in the 1960s.
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Arndale Centre, car park (Cross Gates) (2 comments)
Colour image1973. View showing the car park of the Arndale Centre, a shopping centre built in the 1960s. A gas holder can be seen in the background.
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