Leeds History plus UK Major Events: 1936 1952

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George VI 1936 52

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.
1951

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

The Most Dangerous Enemy: A History of the Battle of Britain  SOE Syllabus: Lessons in Ungentlemanly Warfare World War II (Secret History Files)    The D-day Landing Beaches: The Guide    The Second World War   

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Early 1216 Edward the Confessor  Harold II.   William I (the Conqueror).   William II .    Henry I .   Stephen. Matilda.   Henry II.   Richard I the Lionheart.   John

Viking, Roman and Saxon Eras
Battle of Hastings 1066
Magna Carta 1215.

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1216 1471 Henry III.   Edward I. II. III.   Richard II.    Henry IV. V. VI  
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1461 1649 Edward IV. V.   Richard III.   Henry VII. VIII.    Edward VI.   Lady Jane Grey.   Mary I.   Elizabeth I the Virgin Queen .   James I.   Charles I The Armarda 1588. & the Golden Years 
Gunpowder Plot 1605
Civil War 1642–48.
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1625 1727 Oliver Cromwell Lord Protector.   Richard Cromwell.   Charles II.    Mary II.   William III.  Anne.   George I    The republic
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1727 1837 George II. III. IV.   William IV  
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1837 1901 Victoria Crimean War 1854 56.   Boer War 1899 1902
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1901 1936 Edward VII.   George V.   Edward VIII 1st World War 1914-1918
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1936 1952 George VI 2nd World War 1939-1945
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1952 now Elizabeth II Falklands War 1982.
Gulf War on January 9 1996.
Gulf War II week one March 19. 2003.

 

 

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