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Aerial View of Cross Gates Carriage/Works during fire incident (Cross Gates) (7 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, Barnbow (Cross Gates) (15 comments)
Black & White image1963 Aerial view of Barnbow Ordnance works, this occupies the top half of the photo. The housing development consists of the Pendas and Kelmscott streets. This was all part of the Manston estate, which had belonged to the Gascoigne family. Royal Ordnance began making guns, bombs, mines and later tanks during the 1914-18 war. There were 16,000 workers, three fatal explosions happened on the site during shell manufacture. On 5th December 1915, 35 women who had just started a night shift were killed by an explosion. A memorial to the women was placed in York Minister. The factory was eventually 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) (53 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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