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Easterly Road, Bomb Damage (Gipton) (15 comments)
Black & White image1st September 1940 Image shows onlookers and officials inspecting houses on Easterly Road struck by a German Bomb. All the windows have been blown out and filers are inspecting the roof damage. The exact location on Easterly Road of these houses are unknown and any information would be gratefully received.
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Fairfield Crescent, bomb damage (Bramley) (9 comments)
Black & White image3rd September 1942. View shows the back garden of a house with extensive bomb damage, addressed as number 110 Fairfield Crescent. There is an Anderson shelter in front of a wooden fence. The fence is the boundary between numbers 110 and 112. The garden is full of rubble and the back wall of the house has been destroyed. In the background is part of Station Mount (numbering, from left to right,18, 16 and 14) and two blocks of back-to-back terraced homes in Nansen Place on the right, numbering, from left to right, 1,3 & 5 and 7 & 9.
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Leeds Anti-Bomb School (City Centre) (3 comments)
Black & White image6th August 1940. Image shows training at the Leeds Anti-Bomb School based at Sweet Street. This man, probably a Local Defence Volunteer, is being trained to put out on incendiary bomb. Armed with a coal shovel on a long stick and dustbin lid as a shield, wearing a helmet and goggles, the man crouches near the bomb. Incendiary bombs were burning phosphorus, a substance that required air to be activated and could only be put out by being deprived of air i.e. with sand or logging.
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Midgley View, Numbers 2 and 4 (Woodhouse) (1 comment)
Colour imageC. 1960s. View of red brick terraced properties in Midgley View, numbered as 2 (right) and 4 (left). They were originally built as 2 of 12 back-to-back homes, sharing their rear wall with the properties in Midgley Street. During the Second World War, on a Friday night in the March of 1942 the toilet block between number 5 and number 7 Midgley Street took a direct hit from a bomb which then ploughed through the chimney wall of number 5. Luckily, the occupants of both houses escaped relatively unscathed and spent the remainder of that night in the Mission Hall in Woodhouse Street along with other local people. The damage to number 7 was repairable but number 5 was so badly affected by the explosion that it had to be demolished. This left a gap in Midgley Street, directly behind number 4 Midgley View, seen here on the left. All the properties have now been demolished and the area is the site of Moorside Social Club. Photograph courtesy of Robert H. Stead.
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Model Road, bomb damage (Armley) (4 comments)
Black & White image19th March 1941. Model Road after the air raids of 15th March, shows remains of nos. 33 - 37. Two women are standing in the foreground, behind air raid shelters built in the road. Joseph Pawson was seriously injured and Harry Thirkettle was killed in the raid. Both were from Model Road.
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