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Search Aspect ( Yorkshire Switchgear )
Location - Leeds & District

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Grove Mill, from Woodhouse Ridge (Meanwood)
Black & White imageUndated. View from Woodhouse Ridge looking down onto Grove Mill, off Meanwood Road. Believed to be built on the site of the medieval Headingley Mill (also known as Bentley Mill), more recently it is said that John Waddington, gentleman, built a Cloth Mill and reservoir here in 1797. George Walker, yarn spinner, took over the lease in 1819. By the late 1800s a substantial 3-storey building had been erected and was occupied by Alderman William Boothroyd (Mayor of Leeds in 1891-92), who employed 60 people in the manufacture of carpet yarns. The premises were later taken over by Yorkshire Switchgear and Engineering Ltd. Meanwhile another part of the site had been occupied by John Naylor, dyer, from 1861 and later by Wilson Sharp before being taken over by Messrs Bullus & Co. Ltd. in the late 1920s.
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Yorkshire Switchgear (Meanwood) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated, Period 1939-45, production at Yorkshire Switchgear Engineering Co Ltd, Meanwood Road. This view shows operatives assembly and wiring components of switchgear. The workers are all female, this work was paticularly suitable for women, small hands and manual dexterity were essential for the intricate and delicate assembly of parts. In the top left corner the slogan 'Down with Hitler' can be seen on a beam.
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Yorkshire Switchgear (Meanwood) (3 comments)
Black & White imageUndated, Period 1939-45, H.T. Switchgear manufactured by Yorkshire Switchgear and Engineering Co Ltd, Meanwood Road. General view of 'A' assembly bay showing 3.3kV M/C Gear in the foreground. This was supplied to the Asiatic Petroleum Company Ltd, Curacao. This island is in the southwest Caribbean, 44 miles off South America. In 1930 the Shell company had established an oil refinery there, it became a centre for off-shore banking and business during the Second World War.
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Yorkshire Switchgear (Meanwood)
Black & White imageUndated, Photo taken of production 1939-45 at the Yorkshire Switchgear and Engineering Co Ltd, Meanwood Road. This view shows the wiring of parts for radio location equiptment. The devices would be used for many purposes the acronym RADAR was not adopted until after the war, being originally of American use.
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Yorkshire Switchgear (Meanwood)
Black & White imageUndated, Period 1939-45 production at Yorkshire Switchgear Engineering Co Ltd, Meanwood Road. General view of 'A' assembly bay, looking south, showing work in progress of 'IVI' metallised switchgear for Rate of Flow (ROF) equiptment to be installed in sub-stations as stand by switchgear for R.A.F.
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