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Crossgates Carriage Works

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Crossgates Carriage Works
Undated Image is a postcard showing an aerial view of the Charles H Roe Ltd carriage works on Austhorpe Road. The factory built in 1920 and covering 4 acres built bodies for public service vehicles. By 1951 the site spread to cover 36 acres and employed 450 people with a reputation of excellant craftsmanship when producing durable vehicles. During WW2 the factory produced a variety of vehicles for the war effort, these included domestic car conversions into ambulances accumulater trolly's and air raid response vehicles

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