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1st Yorkshire Regiment, K. Company, Winners of the Douglas Shield, 1905 (Unknown)
Black & White imagec1905. Group portrait of 'K' company belonging to the 1st Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Rifles). They are pictured with the Douglas Shield which they won in 1905. The home of Leeds Rifles, between 1887 and 1969, was Carlton Barracks, Little London, Leeds.
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609 West Riding Squadron, Spitfire (Unknown) (3 comments)
Black & White imageUndated, Image shows a Spitfire funded by the Leeds Spitfire fund with members of the 609 West Riding Squadron. When the fund was launched in 1940 nearly £30,000 was raised. The 609 was originally composed of volunteers and was based at Leeds Bradford Airport. They flew Spitfires and won distinction during the Battle of Britain, being the 1st Spitfire Squadron to shoot down 100 enemy aircraft. After the war they were disbanded but reformed in 1946 to fly Mosquitos until 1957 when they were completely disbanded. The Spitfire shown has the words "City of Leeds" on it but it is believed it is not the aircraft bearing that name, as this was lost in action before the photo was taken. The name was chalked on for the photo but the aircraft depicted is actually believed to be P8098 "Enfield".
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A.R.P Demolition squad (Unknown) (1 comment)
Black & White image13th July 1939. Members of an ARP Rescue Party stand on the back of a truck, used as an emergency vehicle. The men are dressed in protective clothing, with tin hats and gas masks. The man standing beside the cab is wearing a boiler suit. The truck belonged to M Harrison and Co, quarry business of Post Hill, Pudsey.
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A.R.P Demolition squad (Unknown) (3 comments)
Black & White image12th July 1939. A.R.P. (Air Raid Precaution) rescue party stand on the back of a Bedford truck, equipped with ladders, rope and other rescue equipment. The men are dressed in protective clothing with tin hats and gas mask bags. The truck belonged to PE Snowden and Sons Ltd, Firth Road, Beeston, a building contractor.
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A.R.P. Demolition Squad (Unknown)
Black & White image12th July 1939 Builders truck, used to transport an A.R.P. Demolition Squad and Rescue Party. The men are on the back of the truck with ladders and other rescue equipment.
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Air Flight visit to Leeds (Unknown) (3 comments)
Black & White image21st April 1927 Officers of the R.A.F. pose for a photograph on a visit to Leeds in 1927. In the background is a Hawker Horsley bomber, one of 112 built between July 1926 and November 1931.
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Air Raid Shelter (Unknown)
Black & White image23rd February 1942. View of air raid chimney cowl.
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Air Raid Shelter, conversion (Unknown) (3 comments)
Black & White image28th May 1946. View shows a converted air raid shelter in a back yard. Various pieces of junk are in the background by a wooden fence.
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Air Raid Shelter, conversion (Unknown) (10 comments)
Black & White image28th May 1946. View shows a converted air raid shelter in a back yard. Barbed wire is above the wooden fence behind and a lamp post is in the background.
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Amateur Dramatic Group (Unknown)
Black & White imageEarly 1900s. Image shows the cast of a play, in costume probably taken in the early 1900s. The 'King', seated in the centre of the front row, was being played by Arthur Ibbotson who lived in the York Road area around this time.
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Ambulance Shed for A.R.P. vehicles (Unknown) (1 comment)
Black & White image1939-1945. View of an ambulance shed parked up with City of Leeds 'ARP' (Air Raid Precautions) ambulances. A sign on the wall at the rear warns 'A.R.P. workers, smoking strictly prohibited in garage'.
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Ambulance, registration number 999 KNW (Unknown) (2 comments)
Black & White image1965. View of an ambulance, registration number 999 KNW. It is parked in an unknown location. On the side of the vehicle it reads "Leeds City Ambulance Service". A three-wheeler car can be seen in the background.
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Armley and Wortley Prize Band (Unknown) (3 comments)
Black & White image7th November 1948. Image shows the Armley and Wortley Prize Band taken in 1948. The message on the reverse side of the photograph reads 'Armistice Fun'. The boy seated in the centre is holding a poppy wreath of Remembrance. David William Thompson is identified as second from the right on the front row. The Band are posing for the camera in front of a brick building, perhaps a church or chapel. A positive identification of this building would be welcomed.
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ARP Demolition Squad (Unknown)
Black & White image12th July 1939. Three trucks being used to transport squads of ARP Rescue and demolition volunteer squads. The truck belong to various businesses around the city. The rescue workers are creating protective clothing and tin hats.
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ARP Demolition Squad (Unknown)
Black & White image13th July 1939. ARP demolition and rescue squad line up on the back of a lorry, property of Nicholson, builder of Leeds. The men dressed in protective clothing are posing withnotices one of which states that 900 volunteers are still required. Man next to the cab has tin hat and waterproof jacket.
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ARP Demolition Squad (Unknown)
Black & White image12th July 1939. Truck belonging to M Harrison and co, quarry owners at Post Hill, Pudsey. The vehicle is being used for ARP rescue purposes. Four ARP volunteers are on the back of the lorry. Posters state that ARP Rescue Party and demolition squad are using the truck and that 900 volunteers are still required.
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ARP Demolition Squad (Unknown)
Black & White image13th July 1939. ARP Rescue and Demolition Squad dressed in protective clothing. These men were volunteers who, in addition to their jobs, joined the Air Raid Precaution force. This squad is equipped and trained for rescue and demolition work. The truck being used belonged to M Harrison and Co, who had a quarry at Post Hill, Pudsey. Telephone number was through the Stanningley exchange._
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ARP Demolition Squad (Unknown)
Black & White image13th July 1939. Bedford truck belonging to PE Snowden and Sons Ltd, builders of Firth Road, Beeston. The truck has posters declaring that the vehicle is being used as transport for squad of ARP rescue workers. The rescue squad are posing on the back of the lorry, their task was to rescue casualties from damaged buildings and if necessary, demolish the dangerous properties.
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ARP Exercise, Incendiary Bomb (Unknown)
Black & White image2nd September 1941 ARP (Air Raid Precaution) wardens deal with an incendiary bomb. During 1940/1941 these devices caused tremendous damage. There were different types of chemical fillings in the bombs, a widely used bomb was composed with phosphorous which scattered on impact becoming the cause of multiple fires. Also magnesium alloy with thermite which was hot enough to melt steel. Normally extinguished with water or covered with wet cloth and dousing.
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ARP Exercise, Stretcher Life-Line (Unknown)
Black & White image13th September 1941 Three storey derelict houses, being used for demonstration of rescue procedures. Rescue workers are at the upper window, having secured a casualty to the stretcher. It is in transit to the ground level.
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