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Memories of Quarry Hill in Leeds, 1940s

Mary remembers going to her Grandmother’s flat in Quarry Hill. It includes Mary’s plan of the play areas in the middle of the flats.

Watch from 036 – 3.40 for Mary’s memories of sending her uncle to the Second World War. The rest of the film talks about Quarry Hill during the Second World War, about soldiers using empty flats, the nursery to allow women to work, the bomb shelters under the central courtyard and meeting Sikh soldiers from India.

Note: A subtitled version of this film is available on YouTube.

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