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Search Aspect ( Anderson Shelter )
Location - Leeds & District

Belle Isle Road (Hunslet) (6 comments)
Black & White image30th November 1950. Looking south south east, from south of the bridge near Sandon Place. The road sweeps uphill towards a barely seen group of houses and contains five traffic islands and two sets of tram lines. On each side at regular intervals stand posts which support electric cables and suspended street lights. Some houses are seen at the near left. Dominating the scene is a piece of rough ground with a road and wall. In the foreground a graduated wall and wooden fence run along the main road side. A detached brick house and garage are seen in the centre. In the far background there are the tops of a row of semi-detached houses. To the right are several brick semi-detached houses with large gardens some of which contain wooden sheds. One contains an Anderson shelter and one a greenhouse.
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Pre-fabs at the end of William Street (Churwell) (1 comment)
Colour imageJune 1960. View of pre-fabricated housing at the end of William Street. Because of the war the building of the Hepworth estate was interrupted when only 58 houses had been completed and immediately after the war the remainder of the land was used to erect 40 "Arcon" type two bed-room prefabricated houses, as shown on the photograph. These were replaced by more permanent houses in the early 1960's. Each of the "prefabs" had an outhouse made from the sides of Anderson air raid shelters with brick ends, they were not provided as air raid shelters, which had to be buried in soil, as the houses were erected after the danger of bombing had passed. Research by Ronnie Barraclough. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Pre-fabs from the end of William Street (Churwell)
Colour imagec1960s. View of pre-fabs from the end of William Street. These date from just after the Second World War and are located at the bottom of Hepworth Avenue. Each garden has been provided with an old Anderson Shelter. Photographs by W.J. Monger. Research by Ronnie Barraclough. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Rookwood Crescent, no 39, air raid shelter (Osmondthorpe) (2 comments)
Black & White image1st July 1939. Anderson shelter in the garden of 39 Rookwood Crescent. Designed by then Home Secretary Sir John Anderson to provide protection against air raids for families. They were made of six curved panels of corrugated steel panels which were bolted together. A hole measuring around 10 foot by 4 foot was dug and the shelter was erected in it. The roof was usually covered with soil and turf for extra protection. They were provided free for families earning less than £250 per year.
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Rookwood Cresent no. 39, air raid shelter (Osmondthorpe) (7 comments)
Black & White image1st July 1939. An Anderson type air raid shelter, erected in the garden of number 39 Rookwood Cresent. The rounded roof of the shelter is being covered with earth.
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