Bomb Damage

Houses, churches, monuments, graves, etc.
biker71
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Postby biker71 » Tue 29 Mar, 2011 9:30 pm

Thanks for the above, I'm hoping to get up to the town hall on Thursday so I'll have a look around and get some pictures.

Next stop is the city archives to try find some bomb damage reports, some of the other major cities compiled " bomb fall " maps and reports, I'm hoping Leeds did too, I'm hoping to photograph every area involved and if possible find contemporary photos to compare them with.

If I find enough info etc I'm hoping to publish a book on wartime Leeds and Bradford, I'm incredibly surprised there isn't one already out there.
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Postby Johnny39 » Tue 29 Mar, 2011 11:13 pm

Johnny39 wrote:
There used to be a shrapnel splash going up the wall close by the YEP, facing Wellington Street. I would imagine the wall is long gone. If I remember correctly it was hidden behind an advertisement hoarding for a long time.


Just looked on the Google map and, as I suspected, the side wall is there but the front wall has gone.
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Postby Pudseyite » Fri 13 May, 2011 2:40 pm

Here is an interesting zoomable ARP Bomb Map of West Yorkshire for 14th and 15th March 1941, which was the worst night of bombing for the area in the war. I don't think it's been posted on these forums before - I searched but couldn't find it - apologies if it already has been posted.
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=213440443617908386220.00049ae601cd196324bf6&ll=53.691828%2C-1.224976&spn=0.74161%2C1.755066&z=9
Hope the link works!
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Postby Leodian » Fri 13 May, 2011 6:29 pm

Pudseyite wrote:
Here is an interesting zoomable ARP Bomb Map of West Yorkshire for 14th and 15th March 1941, which was the worst night of bombing for the area in the war. I don't think it's been posted on these forums before - I searched but couldn't find it - apologies if it already has been posted.
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=213440443617908386220.00049ae601cd196324bf6&ll=53.691828%2C-1.224976&spn=0.74161%2C1.755066&z=9
Hope the link works!


Thanks for that extremely interesting link Pudseyite.
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Postby raveydavey » Fri 13 May, 2011 8:25 pm

Leodian wrote:
Pudseyite wrote:
Here is an interesting zoomable ARP Bomb Map of West Yorkshire for 14th and 15th March 1941, which was the worst night of bombing for the area in the war. I don't think it's been posted on these forums before - I searched but couldn't find it - apologies if it already has been posted.
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=213440443617908386220.00049ae601cd196324bf6&ll=53.691828%2C-1.224976&spn=0.74161%2C1.755066&z=9
Hope the link works!


Thanks for that extremely interesting link Pudseyite.


Seconded - absolutely fascinating!
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Postby kango » Fri 13 May, 2011 9:15 pm

Welcome aboard Pudseyite and a cracking first post.

No mention of the bombs on Cross Flatts park and Flaxton terrace but then again that area went in the seventies so wont show on such a modern map,same as the streets running off Domestic Street they were bombed also, but again being demolished, not shown on this map.

A lovely little gem more of the the same please.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/leeds/content/articles/2008/12/12/local_history_beeston_bombing_feature.shtml


    
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Postby The Parksider » Sat 14 May, 2011 9:46 am

My family lived in Belmont Grove near St. Georges and a bomb dropped nearby saw shrapnel break the downstairs window. My Grandad mounted the shrapnel piece on a wood base and used it as a paperweight!

I have keepsakes but somehow that one didn't appeal so it's now lost.
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Postby keyholekate » Sun 15 May, 2011 1:53 am

The Parksider wrote:
My family lived in Belmont Grove near St. Georges and a bomb dropped nearby saw shrapnel break the downstairs window. My Grandad mounted the shrapnel piece on a wood base and used it as a paperweight!

I have keepsakes but somehow that one didn't appeal so it's now lost.


Hi Parksider. . .I wonder if you have any old photos of Belmont Grove? I have good reason to be very interested . . hope that you can help.

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Postby Si » Sun 15 May, 2011 8:48 am

16 - 18 Belmont Grove, 1963, from Leodis. There are a couple of others.
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Postby The Parksider » Mon 16 May, 2011 9:20 am

Si wrote:
16 - 18 Belmont Grove, 1963, from Leodis. There are a couple of others.


Thanks Si, very much....

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