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Otley Road Flood 1954


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Title
Otley Road Flood
Date 21st August 1954
Location Guiseley
Photo ID
A447 + A449 & A450
Comment
Top: Flood waters cover Otley Road (A65), a Land Rover is driving in the direction of Leeds.
The single storey houses were pre-fabricated and erected by the Ministry of Aircraft Production, known as MAP houses.
The Avro factory in Yeadon was drawing in labour to manufacture aircraft during the Second World War, these temporary homes were for the workforce.
Many remained until they were replaced by council houses.
Behind the bungalows are houses on Nunroyd Avenue.

Middle:This view is looking towards Nunroyd Avenue and MAP houses from fields behind St Oswalds Church.

Bottom: Leeds City Transport bus en route to Guiseley through flood waters on Otley Road (A65)
The bus has an advertisement on the side for Hammonds Ales
This was in the vicinity of Ghyll Royd.

 

 


 

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