|||Aerial View of Cross Gates Carriage/Works during fire incident (Cross Gates) (9 comments)
|29th 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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|||Aerial View, Manston, showing Royal Ordnance Factory Barnbow (Cross Gates) (16 comments)
Aerial view showing the Barnbow Royal Ordnance Factory at the top of the photo. The bottom half, below Pendas Way, shows the housing development consisting of the Pendas and Kelmscott streets. This was all part of the Manston estate, which had belonged to the Gascoigne family. The Royal Ordnance Factory, situated on Manston Lane, made guns and later tanks during the Second World War. It was built about half a mile from the site of the World War One Barnbow shell filling factory where three fatal explosions occurred. The WW2 factory eventually became part of the Vickers group, manufacturing the Challenger Tank. It is now closed.
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|||Chippendale desk at Temple Newsam (Temple Newsam)
|1st September 1965
Dr J Sweetman, Director of Temple Newsom, photographed behind the desk made by Thomas Chippendale for the library at Harewood House and purchased for 43,050. This was a world record price for English furniture at auction.
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|||Chippendale's Yard, looking towards Dolly Lane (Burmantofts)
|21st October 1958,
A view of Chippendale's Yard, a small enclave of houses situated between Dolly Lane and Primrose Place. Looking straight ahead, the house in the left is number 13 with number 11 on the right. These are back to backs. Almost at right angles to the right of the photograph, the numbers follow in descending sequence. Brick built toilet facilities can be seen left.
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|||Cross Gates, aerial view (Cross Gates) (1 comment)
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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