Tweeting the West Yorkshire Air Raids

Here’s a new Second World War historical project from our neighbours over in the West Yorkshire Archives Service (WYAS) which should interest anyone who enjoyed Priestley’s Finest Hour.  Among the amazing collections held by WYAS is the West Riding Air Raid Precautions (ARP) log for 1941-1944.   ARP services were set up by councils to protect the public from air attack.  Over the next four years, the twitter account WR_ARP will be sharing incidents from the log as they happened, along with photos, films and other documents relating to the work of ARP.  You can find out more about the West Riding ARP and the project in this post from the WYAS Catablogue (another archive using Coraline I notice – this WordPress theme works so well for visual collections!  Really shows off strong images).

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