Leeds nostalgia: And so to bed

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Somebody once that that you should make two big investments in your life.

A good pair of shoes and a good bed. Because if you’re not in one you’re in the other.

1991: Peter Shoubridge, Dunlopillos export director was paraded on a mattress after winning a Queen's award.

1991: Peter Shoubridge, Dunlopillos export director was paraded on a mattress after winning a Queen's award.

The bedding industry of course has underpinned West Yorkshire for a very long time and in 1991 Peter Shoubridge, Dunlopillo’s export director was paraded on a mattress after winning a Queen’s award.

In 1962 Mrs. John Eyles ascended a 15ft. ladder to repair the colossal bed at Beningbrough Hall and it the Salvation Army dormitory at Lisbon Street Leeds was tried out by this man in 1971.

The sleeping quarters were less than ideal at Humberside Polytechnic in 1990 when these students were forced to overspill into the sports hall but things were much cosier on the York/Scottish Highlands sleeper in 1970 when George Andrews provided a superb overnight catering service.

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