Down in the shelter

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    the main corridor. The benches where workers would have sat, waiting for the All Clear.

    Underneath Braimes are two unconnected air raid shelters. Both are used for storage now. Molds and other equipment are where the bunks would have been.
    I wish I had taken my tripod!

    Hunslet, Leeds, West Yorkshire. In 1888, TF Braime started his metal pressing company, and was later joined by JH Braime. After the international success of their oil can, they moved here in 1911, and as well as making parts for the motor car industry, they played an active role in both world wars, making artillery cases in the 1940's. Their factory retains many original features, and have very recently had a significant increase in orders, needing to start a night shift this September.

    1. James W Bell (Good Honest Iago) - Leeds 96 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called South Leeds (Holbeck, Hunslet, Beeston, Middleton etc), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    2. johnnyg1955 96 months ago | reply

      Nice shot. Most of the engineering works had their own shelters around their workshops as this kept the stoppages to a minimum during air raids. These shelters were still in use in the Hunslet Engine Co until at least the 1980s to store jigs and moulds and even drawings.

    3. richboxfrenzy 96 months ago | reply

      Thanks very much. These shelters are full of these too. Seems to make sense to use them if you have the space!

    4. Soggyfoot 96 months ago | reply

      Again another fantastic shot Rich

    5. richboxfrenzy 96 months ago | reply

      Thanks a lot. This place was very good.

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