20th March 1941, Leeds. Where?

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Postby Jogon » Thu May 31, 2012 9:46 pm

Spotter and predictor operators at a 4.5-inch anti-aircraft gun site in Leeds, 20 March 1941.


4.5-inch anti-aircraft gun, Leeds, 20 March 1941.



Does anyone know where? I don't by the way.
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Postby Jogon » Thu May 31, 2012 10:17 pm

I zoomed in 400% on top photo.
Has a look of clipped parkland with a big house? Top right(see capture).
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Postby raveydavey » Thu May 31, 2012 10:31 pm

Possibly miles off, but is it Red Hall in the background, placing the gun near the current Ring Road and it's junction with Wetherby Road?

I seem to recall an old thread mentioning there were AA guns stationed out that way...

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Postby Cardiarms » Thu May 31, 2012 10:56 pm

Found this map of AA locations

http://www.ra39-45.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/adgb/leeds.html

Don't know it helps much but interesting.
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Postby Caron » Thu May 31, 2012 10:56 pm

Meanwood ? (You don't half change your profile pic a lot!)
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Thu May 31, 2012 11:18 pm

Across Soldiers field?
http://goo.gl/maps/1arn
The big house being on Old Park Road?

It would make sense having ack ack guns there with the Blackburn factory producing air craft nearby on Roundhay Road.


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Postby Caron » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:35 am

Dewsbury Rd area ? Woodhouse Moor ? Otley Chevin ? (I'm not just guessing. I am reading where the gun sites were located).
    
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Postby chameleon » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:28 am

Phill_dvsn wrote:
Across Soldiers field?
http://goo.gl/maps/1arn
The big house being on Old Park Road?

It would make sense having ack ack guns there with the Blackburn factory producing air craft nearby on Roundhay Road.


There is an old placement at he corner of the allotments LidgetPark Rd/ the 'no road' across Soldier's Field Phill

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