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Search Aspect ( Second World War )
Location - Leeds & District

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AFS Team, Pudsey (Pudsey)
Black & White imagec1944. View shows part of the AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service) team in Pudsey during the Second World War. The AFS was formed from volunteers at the outbreak of war to assist the regular fire brigade. Fire was a constant threat in Britain at the time with emergency fire tanks installed in many towns and cities. A large number of women joined the AFS, though those pictured here look to be all men.
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Air Chief Marshal Sir Augustus Walker, D.S.O., D.F.C. (Garforth) (5 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. View shows Sir Augustus 'Gus' Walker at his desk. This notable Garforth resident lived in a large house at the corner of Lidgett Lane and Lowther Road. A rugby international before the Second World War, he was station commander of RAF Syerston in Nottinghamshire when a Lancaster bomber blew up in December 1942, hurling him many yards and causing the loss of his right arm. Despite this his first thought was to see if anyone else was hurt, before he collapsed. After he recovered, he became base commander in charge of RAF Pocklington for more than two years, and continued to serve with distinction, rising to the rank of Air Chief Marshal. A blue plaque is now attached to his former home.
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Art Gallery, Dig For Victory Exhibition (City Centre)
Black & White imageMarch 1943. View shows a large wheel made up entirely of many different varieties of vegetables, part of the display at the West Riding of Yorkshire "Dig For Victory" Week Exhibition aimed at encouraging more people to grow their own food. The exhibition was held at Leeds Art Gallery from 23rd to 27th March 1943. This image was digitised as part of the ‘Future Prospects of Urban Parks’ project, conducted by the University of Leeds in partnership with Leeds City Council, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (grant number: AH/N001788/1).
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Art Gallery, Dig For Victory Week Exhibition (City Centre)
Black & White imageMarch 1943. Image shows a display of vegetables at the West Riding "Dig For Victoy" Week Exhibition held at Leeds Art Gallery between 23rd and 27th March 1943, aimed at encouraging more prople to grow their own food to support the war effort. This image was digitised as part of the ‘Future Prospects of Urban Parks’ project, conducted by the University of Leeds in partnership with Leeds City Council, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (grant number: AH/N001788/1).
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Art Gallery, Dig For Victory Week Exhibition (City Centre)
Black & White imageMarch 1943. View taken at the West Riding of Yorkshire "Dig For Victory" Week Exhibition showing a wide variety of produce that could be grown locally, aiming to encourage people to support the war effort by growing their own fruit and vegetables. The exhibition took place at Leeds Art Gallery between 23rd and 27th March 1943. This image was digitised as part of the ‘Future Prospects of Urban Parks’ project, conducted by the University of Leeds in partnership with Leeds City Council, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (grant number: AH/N001788/1).
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