Blacksmiths and enemy aircraft pictures found in the archives

Blacksmiths at Thornton-le-Clay, near York, 17th February 1965
Blacksmiths at Thornton-le-Clay, near York, 17th February 1965
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A German Heinkel III which was the first enemy aircraft to be shot down over England, near Whitby, in 1940 and blacksmiths at Thornton-le-Clay, near York, in 1965 are among the pictures from this week’s look into The Yorkshire Post picture archives.

Other photographs include Harold Wilson speaking in February 1974, a 100-year-old steam fire engine at Shibden Hall Museum, Halifax, in 1966 and Knottingley’s new £48,000 fire station in Hazel Road in 1969.

Knottingley's new �48,000 fire station in Hazel Road  Knottingley,  in 1969.

Knottingley's new �48,000 fire station in Hazel Road Knottingley, in 1969.

A 100-year-old steam fire engine at at Shibden Hall Museum, Halifax,  February 1966.

A 100-year-old steam fire engine at at Shibden Hall Museum, Halifax, February 1966.

A German Heinkel III which was the first enemy aircraft to be shot down over England , near Whitby, in 1940.

A German Heinkel III which was the first enemy aircraft to be shot down over England , near Whitby, in 1940.

Harold Wilson.

Harold Wilson.