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|1938||Quarry Hill Flats under construction on
a 26 acre site.
The bus station was built opposite the flats and near to the market
|1939||The two earlier newspapers of Leeds merge to form Yorkshire Post.|
|1939 45||World War II.
Leeds was bombed only 7 times during the war, not as
bad as many other cities, with 77 killed.
Large sections of the workforce switched to war work, Tanks, shells, fuses and field guns.
The large female workforce start to do work normally done by men, who are being mobilised.
Waddington's, manufacturers os board games such as Monopoly supply games and playing cards to British POWs. These included hidden maps to aid escape.
|1940||First air raid.
Quarry Hill Flats bombed, with little structural damage
|1941||The worst raid was on 14 March.
The museum, Town Hall and 4,600 houses were damaged,
100 beyond repair,
Leeds starts a long relationship with the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal, this vessel sunk of Gibraltar. Millions of pounds raised by Leeds towards a replacement ship during 1942
|1946||The start of the decline of Cinemas due to the post war baby boom and later the terrible 1947 winter and emergence of TV. Many Cinemas were converted to Bingo Halls after there closure.|
Holme Moss transmitter built. BBC TV arrives in Leeds.
The Leeds Theatre Royal venue for the Northern Music Hall TV show, presented by Wilfred Pickles.
Festival of Britain Exibition held on Woodhouse Moor