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Aerial view of Yeadon Airport (Yeadon) (5 comments)
Black & White image1955 Aerial view of Yeadon Airport taken in 1955, when it was run by Yeadon Aviation Ltd. After the war scheduled civil flights began and by 1955 there were scheduled services to Belfast, Jersey, Ostend, Southend, the Isle of Wight and Dusseldorf. During the war Avro Lancaster parts were made at a nearby factory in Victoria Avenue, now Yeadon Airport Industrial Estate. The two large adjacent buildings at the top are test/flight hangars. Aircraft would be brought here, via the road leading in from the left edge, from the Avro factory to be part-assembled and tested. The road cutting diagonally across the top left hand corner is White House Lane.
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Avro Yeadon, staff photograph (Yeadon) (12 comments)
Black & White imagec1940s. Group portrait of some of the young women who were part of a staff of more than 17,500 people employed at Avro Yeadon (A.V. Roe) during the years of the Second World War. The Avro factory was built in 1939 close to Yeadon Aerodrome. It was one of several nation-wide 'shadow factories', as they were called, and also the largest in Europe, occupying a site of around 34 acres. Many of the workers were female and a proportion were local girls. However, huge numbers of workers arrived for their shifts in special buses, travelling from all over West Yorkshire. Third from the right on the front row is Audrey Tunnington whose home was in Edgeware Mount, Leeds 8. The Ministry of Aircraft Production (MAP) also built temporary homes/accommodation for workers who lived some distance away from the Avro assembly plant, for example, on the Westfield Estate in Yeadon and Greenbanks at Horsforth. Between 1939 and its closure in 1946 around 700 Avro Lancaster bombers and 4,500 Avro Ansons were assembled here by women such as these. A partially built Lancaster is visible in the background.
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Construction of main hangar, Leeds Bradford Airport (Yeadon)
Black & White imageView showing metal frame of main hangar during construction. The hangar was added as part of a £40,000 extension.
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Leeds and Bradford Airport (Yeadon Aerodrome) (Yeadon)
Black & White image4 March 1935 Leeds and Bradford Aerodrome wind diagram showing the observed direction of the wind.
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Leeds and Bradford Airport (Yeadon Aerodrome) (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White image30 March 1935 Plan showing position of Airport with distances to other towns.
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