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Aerial view of Yeadon Airport (Yeadon) (5 comments)
Black & White image1955 Aerial view of Yeadon Airport taken in 1955, when it was run by Yeadon Aviation Ltd. After the war scheduled civil flights began and by 1955 there were scheduled services to Belfast, Jersey, Ostend, Southend, the Isle of Wight and Dusseldorf. During the war Avro Lancaster parts were made at a nearby factory in Victoria Avenue, now Yeadon Airport Industrial Estate. The two large adjacent buildings at the top are test/flight hangars. Aircraft would be brought here, via the road leading in from the left edge, from the Avro factory to be part-assembled and tested. The road cutting diagonally across the top left hand corner is White House Lane.
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Avro Yeadon, staff photograph (Yeadon) (12 comments)
Black & White imagec1940s. Group portrait of some of the young women who were part of a staff of more than 17,500 people employed at Avro Yeadon (A.V. Roe) during the years of the Second World War. The Avro factory was built in 1939 close to Yeadon Aerodrome. It was one of several nation-wide 'shadow factories', as they were called, and also the largest in Europe, occupying a site of around 34 acres. Many of the workers were female and a proportion were local girls. However, huge numbers of workers arrived for their shifts in special buses, travelling from all over West Yorkshire. Third from the right on the front row is Audrey Tunnington whose home was in Edgeware Mount, Leeds 8. The Ministry of Aircraft Production (MAP) also built temporary homes/accommodation for workers who lived some distance away from the Avro assembly plant, for example, on the Westfield Estate in Yeadon and Greenbanks at Horsforth. Between 1939 and its closure in 1946 around 700 Avro Lancaster bombers and 4,500 Avro Ansons were assembled here by women such as these. A partially built Lancaster is visible in the background.
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Eliot Grove, Guiseley, council housing under costruction (Guiseley) (1 comment)
Black & White image1955. Image taken in July 1955 which shows post-war council housing under construction in Eliot Grove, an area located off Queensway. The site had formerly been used during the Second World War by M.A.P. (Ministry of Aircraft Production) for the provision of temporary homes. On the left in this view, built in red brick with flat roofs, some of the war-time M.A.P. bungalows are still standing. These homes were built for workers at the AVRO factory in Yeadon. The increase in production at AVRO meant a larger workforce and therefore more people moving into the area, creating an urgent need for this temporary housing.
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Leeds Bradford Airport (Yeadon Aerodrome) (Yeadon)
Black & White image12th April 1939. New hangar building, '1938 Yeadon'. On the right, with flat roof 'club-house' which was the nick-name of the flying control unit. The airport was to play a great part in the defence of Britain. R.A.F. Squadron no 609 was formed at Yeadon in 1936. Expansion of the airport facilities included R.A.F. accommodation. Next to the airport, AVRO company developed aircraft production factory which produced in the region of 700 Lancaster planes and 4,700 AVRO Ansons.
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Leeds Bradford Airport, aerial view, looking north (Yeadon)
Black & White imageUndated. Aerial view of Leeds Bradford Airport looking north, showing two runways at right angles to each other. Taken possibly in the 1950s, certainly before 1964 when a third runway was built. Hangars and other airport buildings are seen towards the top while the hugh AVRO factory, which built aircraft during the Second World War, dominates the top centre. Victoria Avenue cuts across the top left. Bayton Lane runs down from centre left to bottom right with Yeadon Moor Road leading off from it just to the left of centre.
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