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2nd Northern General Hospital, Beckett's Park, Training College (Headingley) (12 comments)
Black & White imageUndated, The teacher training college at Beckett's Park was built in 1913. During the First World War it was converted to a military hospital. It was officially called the 2nd Northern General Hospital but was more commonly referred to as Beckett's Park Hospital. There were 3200 beds and the hospital treated 57,200 soldiers between 1914 to 1918. The hospital was gradually returned to educational uses until the outbreak of the Second World War when it was used to treat the Dunkirk wounded. The college is now part of Leeds Metropolitan University.
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609 West Riding Squadron, Spitfire (Unknown) (3 comments)
Black & White imageUndated, Image shows a Spitfire funded by the Leeds Spitfire fund with members of the 609 West Riding Squadron. When the fund was launched in 1940 nearly £30,000 was raised. The 609 was originally composed of volunteers and were based at Leeds Bradford Airport. They flew Spitfires and won distinction during the Battle of Britain, being the 1st Spitfire Squadron to shoot down 100 enemy aircraft. After the war they were disbanded but reformed in 1946 to fly Mosquito's until 1957 when they were completely disbanded. The Spitfire shown has the words "City of Leeds" on it but it is believed it is not the aircraft bearing that name, as this was lost in action before the photo was taken. The name was chalked on for the photo but the aircraft depicted is actually believed to be P8098 "Enfield".
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A Children's Ward, postcard (City Centre)
Black & White imagec1906. Postcard showing a children's ward, possibly at Leeds General Infirmary. A postmark of 21st December 1906 is stamped on the back.
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Aberford Road, Isabella Pit (Garforth)
Black & White imageUndated. View shows Isabella Pit, one of the major collieries in Garfoth, situated to the north of Aberford Road off Ash Lane. The 140 yard shaft was sunk in 1833 by the Gascoigne family and named after their eldest daughter. It continued to produce coal until 1925 when the pumps were stopped and the workings flooded. 392 men lost their jobs.
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Aberford Road, Isabella Pit (Garforth)
Black & White imageUndated. Isabella Pit, located north of Aberford Road off Ash Lane, was the first major shaft to be sunk in Garforth. Opening in 1833, it was owned by the Gascoigne family, the major landowners in the town, and named after their eldest daughter. The community of East Garforth grew up around it and 392 men lost their jobs when it closed in 1925.
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