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Aerial View, City Centre (City Centre)
Black & White image12th July 1933 View looks west along the Headrow from Appleyard of Leeds Ltd. on Eastgate Roundabout. Kirkgate Market visible to the left. Town Hall and Civic Hall can just be seen at top of picture. Old buildings on south side of Eastgate are still standing.
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Appleyard Filling Station Plan (City Centre)
Black & White image3rd August 1938. Plan of Appleyard of Leeds Ltd., filling station on Eastgate, showing suggested alterations to pillars.
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Arthur Aaron statue, close up (City Centre) (2 comments)
Colour image6th June 2006. View of the top of the 5 metre high bronze statue commemorating Arthur Aaron V.C. At the age of 21 Flight Sergeant Aaron saved the lives of his crew when, fatally wounded himself, he landed the badly damaged bomber. This took place on 12th August 1943 and he died nine hours later in hospital. Arthur Aaron grew up in Leeds attending Roundhay Grammar School. He was the only serviceman from Leeds to be awarded the Victoria Cross and one of very few Jewish recipients to receive this honour. Here we see children at the top of a tree, representing the generations of children since the war who have enjoyed freedom. A little girl at the very top releases the dove of peace. The people of Leeds voted for Arthur Aaron as the subject of this Millenium statue and it was unveiled in March 2001 on the site of Eastgate Roundabout. Photograph courtesy of James W. Bell.
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Arthur Aaron Statue, Eastgate Roundabout (City Centre)
Colour image6th June 2006 Image shows the base of the Arthur Aaron statue situated on Eastgate Roundabout. The 5 metre bronze sculpture by Graham Ibbeson shows the 21 year Flight Sergeant, Arthur Aaron who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery and courage in World War II. Despite being fatally wounded he managed to safely land the severely damaged bomber, saving the lives of his crew. The children in the sculpture represent the generations who have grown up in freedom in the second half of the twentieth century. Photograph courtesy of James W. Bell.
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Arthur Aaron Statue, Eastgate Roundabout (City Centre)
Colour image6th June 2006 Silhouette of the top of the five metre bronze Arthur Aaron statue on Eastgate Roundabout. The statue commemorates the young airman Arthur Aaron of Leeds who won the Victoria Cross for his brave efforts as captain to fly home his severely damaged plane from Italy to Africa during World War II. Aaron died of his wounds. The sculptor Graham Ibbeson from Barnsley, has designed the statue in the form of a tree climbed by children with Aaron standing at the base. The children represent the generations from the second half of the twentieth century who have grown up in freedom because of the sacrifice of such young men as Aaron. The small girl at the top is releasing the dove of peace. The statue, commissioned for the millennium and funded by the Scurrah Wainwright Trust, was unveiled on 24th March 2001. Photograph courtesy of James W. Bell.
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