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Otley Road Flood 1954

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Otley Road Flood
Date 21st August 1954
Location Guiseley
Photo ID
A444 + A445 & A446
Top: A lorry is forcing it's way through the flood on Otley Road (A65) going in the direction of Leeds.
The houses behind the lorry are on Ghyll Royd.
To the left with the chimney is Nunroyd Mill.

Middle: A car appears to be marooned in the flood water on Otley Road (A65)
The houses are on Ghyll Royd.
These Edwardian villas were built by the Peate family for senior staff at the adjacent Nunroyd Mill.

Bottom: Looking across a flooded Otley Road (A65), in the foreground are several MAP homes (Ministry of Aircraft Production), these pre-fabricated dwellings were erected in various sites around Aireborough.
They were to house workers who were brought in to work at the Yeadon Avro factory. Behind the MAP homes are houses on Nunroyd Avenue.
A West Yorkshire bus on route 55 to Bradford is driving through the flood water.



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