The story of Leeds through the eyes of your YEP

Grant Woodward says 'In Love With Leeds', which celebrates 125 years of the Yorkshire Evening Post, is full of surprising stories about the city.
Grant Woodward says 'In Love With Leeds', which celebrates 125 years of the Yorkshire Evening Post, is full of surprising stories about the city.
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For 125 years the Yorkshire Evening Post has been at the heart of Leeds. In millions of words and pictures it has told the story of the city, its triumphs and its tragedies.

Now a brand new book will chart that remarkable story using fascinating extracts from the YEP’s archives and incredible images that reveal the course of the city we know and love.

Princess Diana enjoys a joke with day care visitors at St Gemma's Hospice in Moortown, September 18, 1991.

Princess Diana enjoys a joke with day care visitors at St Gemma's Hospice in Moortown, September 18, 1991.

In Love With Leeds takes a look at some of the biggest stories that have gripped us over the course of the last 125 years.

It gives the lowdown on the era-defining events that have unfolded here, the visits from royalty, world leaders and the planet’s biggest music stars.

There are reflections on the ups and downs of Leeds United down the decades, the achievements of some of the city’s most inspirational figures and a look at how Leeds has transformed itself – from bustling town to booming city.

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Sniffer and King Billy. Allan Clarke and Billy Bremner share a joke on the pitch during the glory days of Super Leeds.

Sniffer and King Billy. Allan Clarke and Billy Bremner share a joke on the pitch during the glory days of Super Leeds.

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YEP feature writer and columnist Grant Woodward, who has written the book, said: “I wanted to tell the story of Leeds in a way that had never been done before. Going through the YEP’s archives has been absolutely fascinating.

“I think there will be something to surprise and interest everyone. There are some wonderful photographs in there too that people won’t ever have seen before.”

The last Leeds tram passes through the city, November 7, 1959.

The last Leeds tram passes through the city, November 7, 1959.

The book covers everything from the earliest days of the paper in 1890 at a time when Leeds was growing bigger and more ambitious, attaining city status three years later.

It looks at Leeds’s contribution during the wars and the huge changes that have taken place in the city.

There is in-depth coverage of the glory years of Leeds United and the successes enjoyed by the Leeds Rhinos.

Some of the biggest events to take place in the city are also covered in brilliant detail, along with the era-defining music concerts to take place here – and much more besides.

Johnny Rotten during the Sex Pistols' controversial appearance in Leeds, December 6, 1976.

Johnny Rotten during the Sex Pistols' controversial appearance in Leeds, December 6, 1976.

The superb quality hardback book features wonderful images taken from the YEP archives throughout.

In Love With Leeds is available to buy at ypbookoffer.co.uk, priced £20, or by calling 01274 735056. Order before August 31, 2016 and your name or a loved one’s will be printed in a list at the back of the book. A bookplate dedicated to the name of your choice will be inserted at the front of the book, signed by the author.

Fascist leader Oswald Mosley at the demonstration on Holbeck Moor which saw him pelted with stones, September 28, 1936.

Fascist leader Oswald Mosley at the demonstration on Holbeck Moor which saw him pelted with stones, September 28, 1936.

Nelson Mandela dances on the stage at Millennium Square, April 30, 2001.

Nelson Mandela dances on the stage at Millennium Square, April 30, 2001.

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