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Search Aspect ( Charles H. Roe )
Location - Leeds & District

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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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Austhorpe Road, Charles H. Roe Ltd, Cross Gates Carriage Works, Utility Ambulance (rear view) (Cross Gates)
Black & White imageUndated A rear view of a utility ambulance converted by the firm of Charles H. Roe Ltd. at Cross Gates Carrage Works in Austhorpe Road. Private individuals donated their cars, which involved sawing off the rear part of the body and replacing it with a simpler body incorporating a folding canvas rear cover. Here there is a provision for four strechers to convey injured civilians to hospital. Among the hundreds of ambulances turned out in this way, many went to Leeds Corporation to assist in the aftermath of air raids.
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Charles H. Roe Ltd, bus, interior (Cross Gates)
Black & White imageUndated. View showing the interior of a bus manufactured by Charles H. Roe Ltd at their Cross Gates Carriage Works on Manston Lane.
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Cross Gates, aerial view (Cross Gates) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. Aerial view looking south-west over Cross Gates with Manston on the right and in the distance Austhorpe (left), Halton (centre) and Seacroft (right). Fields cover the bottom half of the picture with the developed area above being bordered by Manston Lane (left) and Penda's Way (right). Just to the left of centre is the Barnbow Works which produced munitions during the Second World War. To the right of centre is the motor works of Charles H. Roe Ltd.
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Cross Gates, aerial view (Cross Gates)
Black & White imageUndated. Aerial view looking north-west over Cross Gates, Manston, Stanks and Swarcliffe with Seacroft in the background, left, and Whinmoor in the distance, centre. The Leeds-Selby railway line runs in the foreground with the Barnbow Ordnance Factory, which produced munitions during the Second World War, just above and Manston Lane at the top end of it. The motor body works of Charles H. Roe Ltd. can be seen on the other side of Manston Lane.
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