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Report - Bomb shelter at Woodhouse Ridge, Leeds - Dec 2023

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adzalot

28DL Member
28DL Member
First report, bear with.

There's not too much to say about this site. Just a small example of countless WW2 air raid shelters scattered across the country, most being demolished / locked up / buried.

The shelter was likely built in '39/40, buried under an artificial mound that stands by Meanwood beck just opposite an old packhorse bridge. It looks like the entrance may have been covered after the war but apparently smashed in for access at some point, the inside is in relatively good nick if you can look past the graffiti and litter. There's just a couple of corners before a dead end where there's also an escape hatch. I reckon you could sit about 80 people in here if the walls were lined with benches.

The Ridge itself was gifted to the city by Sir Thomas Beckett in 1876. Previously used as a quarry and farmland, now one of the few significant areas of woodland in central Leeds.

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Bonus:
The Ridge bandstand
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GRONK

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Regular User
Congrats on your first report!

Nice little shelter that, cheers for sharing :thumb
 

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