All photos by Mark Stevenson

Mark’s History: Abbey Pride’s Dunkirk connection at Newlay

1 August 2017

Welcome to the first ‘Mark’s History’ post on the West Leeds Dispatch! Amateur photographer MARK STEVENSON takes us through some of West Leeds’s rich history through the power of his camera lens …

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Dunkirk connection: Abbey Pride is docked on the Leeds Liverpool Canal at Newlay, Bramley. Photo: Mark Stevenson

You may have seen the posters around for the film Dunkirk. But did you know on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal near Newlay is one of the actual “Little Ships” which took part in the evacuation of Dunkirk?

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Evacuation: The Abbey Pride braved the English Channel to rescue soldiers at Dunkirk in 1940 … Photo: Mark Stevenson

Abbey Pride was built by the Admiralty in 1915…

Abbey Pride rests on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Photo: Mark Stevenson

Do you remember the Abbey Pride or have wartime memories? Post them in the comments section below.





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