|||Arthur Aaron statue, close up (City Centre) (2 comments)
|6th June 2006.
View of the top of the 5 metre high bronze statue commemorating Arthur Aaron V.C. At the age of 21 Flight Sergeant Aaron saved the lives of his crew when, fatally wounded himself, he landed the badly
damaged bomber. This took place on 12th August 1943 and he died nine hours later in hospital. Arthur Aaron grew up in Leeds attending Roundhay Grammar School. He was the only serviceman from Leeds to be awarded the Victoria Cross and one of very few Jewish recipients to receive this honour. Here we see children at the top of a tree, representing the generations of children since the war who have enjoyed freedom. A little girl at the very top releases the dove of peace. The people of Leeds voted for Arthur Aaron as the subject of this Millennium statue and it was unveiled in March 2001 on the site of Eastgate Roundabout. Photograph courtesy of James W. Bell.
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|||Arthur Aaron Statue, Eastgate Roundabout (City Centre)
|6th June 2006
Image shows the base of the Arthur Aaron statue situated on Eastgate Roundabout. The 5 metre bronze sculpture by Graham Ibbeson shows the 21 year Flight Sergeant, Arthur Aaron who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery and courage in World War II. Despite being fatally wounded he managed to safely land the severely damaged bomber, saving the lives of his crew. The children in the sculpture represent the generations who have grown up in freedom in the second half of the twentieth century. Photograph courtesy of James W. Bell.
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|||Eastgate Roundabout, Quarry Hill Flats (City Centre)
View looking across Eastgate Roundabout, with Appleyard's petrol filling station in the centre, towards Quarry Hill Flats. This is Oastler House, with the entrance to the flats on the left. St. Peter's Street is seen on the right.
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|||Eastgate roundabout, Quarry Hill Flats (City Centre) (1 comment)
|4th June 1952. View looking east-south-east at Quarry Hill Flats and Eastgate Roundabout. The roundabout has a hexagonal petrol station in the middle, with arches on each face and "Appleyard of Leeds Ltd." on the front. Cars wait outside for petrol. A man walks past in the foreground.
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|||Millgarth Police Headquarters looking from the West Yorkshire Playhouse (City Centre)
|2nd October, 2014.
View of Millgarth Police Headquarters, left, from a position in front of the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Shortly after this photograph was taken demolition would commence on the 1970s brick police station. The police had already vacated the building to move to a purpose built PFI Headquarters in Elland Road. Construction of a multi-storey, 800 space car park is scheduled for the former site of Millgarth, and also of a new four storey flagship store on an adjacent site for John Lewis, both part of the Victoria Gate development, the first phase of which is due for completion in the Autumn of 2016. A large crane is visible on the cleared site where, until earlier in 2014, properties on the south side of Eastgate had stood. This has opened up the view to the line of Harewood Street, centre. These old brick built properties will complement the new build of the Victoria Gate scheme when the pedestrianisation of Harewood Street takes place. At the right edge is Eastgate roundabout and the properties on the north side of Eastgate. Beyond them, in the far distance, the dome of Leeds Town Hall is jusst visible.
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