Bunkers

Bunkers, shelters and other buildings
Jimbo5553
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Postby Jimbo5553 » Mon 14 Jan, 2008 4:00 pm

as a kid of the 1960's in meanwood, I remember some air raid shelters in the old quarry in the middle of meanwood park woods
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David Raven
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Postby David Raven » Thu 07 Feb, 2008 8:44 pm

I'm sure I read on the 'net a short while back (BBC 'local' pages I think) that the Adel Wood bunker was also to be utilised during the Cold War era for evacuating the city council members to?!

The door was still alarmed when I visited last year.


Here's another one for you. I'm assuming from the general look of the structure that it's another de-commissioned Royal Observer Corps bunker?
It's on Ilkley Moor, to the west of the huge aerial masts at Whetstone Gate...









We didn't go in 'cos it's well locked-up!


Cheers
Dave
radical_20
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Postby radical_20 » Fri 22 Feb, 2008 1:45 am

hey man nice find, you dont know the grid reference do you or how far away from the radio mast it is? also in what way is it locked?
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Postby wiggy » Fri 22 Feb, 2008 1:00 pm

electricaldave wrote:
I was looking at my recently delivered cd of the 1890 Leeds map, but it stops quite a ways short of certain areas, for instance the corporation cemetry opposite Jimmys is only half on and it doesn't go any further out of Leeds than that.

Its been interesting comparing the map to images on Leodis, and how little change there was right up until 1960's. I started looking at pictures around the Compton area, and came up with this.

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=8853&DISPLAY=FULL

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=8858&DISPLAY=FULL

That area is clear now, the small school and playground is well gone, and the Compton arms is history.

It does mean that there might be a chance to have a poke around the area and see if there is any access to the air raid shelter, this is probably the best time to look around for maybe 30 years with the site being so open.

It came as a real surprise to me to see how little the Nippet area had changed from 1890 through to 1960, and then it all got flattened.
just wondering if the old underground toilet block had been part of the shelter....otherwise an above ground toilet block would of been put there,surley,like the others that were in the area when i w2as a kid.
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Postby chameleon » Fri 22 Feb, 2008 6:06 pm

The whetstone masts are primarily associated with TV transmission, from what I can make out of the smaller mast you show, it is quite likely that this could be a small relay tower to supply a nearby area which is in the shadow area of the main transmitter - just a guess.
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Postby David Raven » Sat 23 Feb, 2008 10:18 pm

radical_20 wrote:
hey man nice find, you dont know the grid reference do you or how far away from the radio mast it is? also in what way is it locked?



Hi rad'20,

This place is west of the Whetstone Gate masts, past the Rivock Edge plantation, near the Doubler Stones, just south of Windgate Nick.

This is the locked-upness of it:-





Cheers
Dave


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Postby wiggy » Sun 24 Feb, 2008 7:41 pm

David Raven wrote:
radical_20 wrote:
hey man nice find, you dont know the grid reference do you or how far away from the radio mast it is? also in what way is it locked?



Hi rad'20,

This place is west of the Whetstone Gate masts, past the Rivock Edge plantation, near the Doubler Stones, just south of Windgate Nick.

This is the locked-upness of it:-





Cheers
Dave


is that you...looking all peruvian???
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Postby David Raven » Sun 24 Feb, 2008 8:11 pm

wiggy wrote:
is that you...looking all peruvian???


Heh! No, that's Paul.
I found him wandering when he was a young boy, barely clothed and hungry, in a little-explored part of Kirkstall.
I brought him back to civilisation, educated him and he's been my kinsman ever since.

Laugh

Cheers
Dave



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Postby stevief » Sun 24 Feb, 2008 8:31 pm

David Raven wrote:
I'm sure I read on the 'net a short while back (BBC 'local' pages I think) that the Adel Wood bunker was also to be utilised during the Cold War era for evacuating the city council members to?!

The door was still alarmed when I visited last year.


Here's another one for you. I'm assuming from the general look of the structure that it's another de-commissioned Royal Observer Corps bunker?
It's on Ilkley Moor, to the west of the huge aerial masts at Whetstone Gate...









We didn't go in 'cos it's well locked-up!


Cheers
Dave

So you tried the door as well!!! Here's a pic.of my brother looking sheepish having set off the alarm in the Adel bunker.
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Postby stevief » Sun 24 Feb, 2008 8:41 pm

Any ideas what this could be? It's a bit outside the city,situated between the river and LEEDS/Liverpool canal at Saltaire.
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