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Leeds nostalgia: Letter of the Week: Memories of town hall meals for 11p

I read an article in the YEP on March 13 from Beryl Heslington about the war office in Leeds...

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The stone memorial unveiled by the Duke of Edinburgh and laid in dedication to John Harrison, the clockmaker who discovered the principle of longitude, during a special service inside Westminster Abbey in central London, Friday March 24, 2006. John Harrison made his discovery during the eighteenth century and his invention greatly aided naval navigation and the expansion of the British Empire. Standalone photo. PRESS ASSOCIATION photo. Photo Credit should read: Johnny Green/pool/PA.

Leeds nostalgia: Exhibition to mark 300 years since invention of marine chronometer

A brand new exhibition at Nostell Priory marks the 300th anniversary of one of the most important inventions in history: the marine chronometer, which was later used by sailers to more accurately determine longitude.

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Leeds nostalgia: Damien in palace date and ‘punch up with police’ in 1990

Leeds nostalgia: Damien in palace date and ‘punch up with police’ in 1990

Leeds student Damien Speight was having a busy month back in 1990, after receiving an invitation to meet Prince Philip and a summons (as it were) to represent his club in a boxing match against the police’s equivalent - “a punch-up with the police”, as the Yorkshire Evening Post drolly put it at the time.

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Leeds nostalgia: Snow in March in 1990 - weather confounds drivers as they try in vain to go about business as usual

Leeds nostalgia: Snow in March in 1990 - weather confounds drivers as they try in vain to go about business as usual

Climate change was not even a glint in Al Gore’s eye back in 1990 but that didn’t stop the weather acting up, as it did its best to confound and confuddle by covering much of the North of England in heavy snow.

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Rioters and riot police in Trafalgar Square
Anti Poll Tax Demonstration, London, Britain - 1990

Leeds nostalgia: 1991: the year of the Poll Tax riots

This was the year of the Poll Tax riots, with demonstrations across the country, including many in Leeds.

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Leeds nostalgia: In March 1991, the day the ‘Great Divide’ came down in Leeds

Leeds nostalgia: In March 1991, the day the ‘Great Divide’ came down in Leeds

The Berlin Wall came down in the 1980s, Communism collapsed in the 1990s and in Leeds a wall which had “divided the city” also met it’s match.

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Leeds nostalgia: Day of the dead springs to life in Leeds

Leeds nostalgia: Day of the dead springs to life in Leeds

On display as part of an exhibition exploring the themes of death and dying, this selection of colourful mementos came to Leeds from Mexico’s vibrant Day of the Dead celebrations.

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Leeds nostalgia: Post snow floods of March 1947

Leeds nostalgia: Post snow floods of March 1947

Large parts of Yorkshire were under water after melting snow and fresh rain caused rivers to burst their banks. The year saw one of the worst winters on record, with snows still thick on the ground well into March.

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DECEMBER 1969: Members of Middleton Railway Trust are seen here aboard their latest acquisition - a diEsel locomotive built by Hudswell Clarke, of Leeds, which started life 23 years ago shunting at Keighley gas works.

Five things you should know about... Middleton Railway

Think you know Middleton Railway in Leeds? Think again.

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The twentieth anniversary Easter Jousting Tournamnet at the Royal Armouries, Leeds. Pictured Andy Deane, holding Jasmine, from the Royal Armouries who will be representing England during the weekends contest.

Leeds nostalgia: Till yard tussle set for Royal Armouries

Hear ye! Hear ye! There will be a jousting tournament in Leeds over the Easter weekend at The Royal Armouries.

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Leeds nostalgia: Council in hot water over ‘freebie’ trip for 800 (in March 1989)

Leeds nostalgia: Council in hot water over ‘freebie’ trip for 800 (in March 1989)

This week in March 1989: Leeds City Council was submitted for a place in the Guinness Book of Records by one of its own councillors, after it was revealed it planned to spend £77,000 on sending more than 800 people to Dortmund.

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Leeds nostalgia: Leeds pupil passes MENSA test for second time in 1989

Leeds nostalgia: Leeds pupil passes MENSA test for second time in 1989

Here’s a picture of child genius James Hudson, son of proud mum Nora.

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Leeds nostalgia: Four Leeds lads digging for conservation in 1989

Leeds nostalgia: Four Leeds lads digging for conservation in 1989

Here’s a picture of four Leeds lads “going wild” at their school in Guiseley.

According to the YEP story from the day, they were “digging up lumps of ground and messing about with water... all in the name of conservation.”

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Leeds nostalgia: Gossip of the day from March 1989

Back in 1989, Jason Donovan was still appearing in Ozzie TV soap Neighbours but in March of that year he announced he would soon quit to concentrate on his solo pop career.

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File photo dated 22/7/1963 of Christine Keeler (right) and Mandy Rice-Davies leaving the Old Bailey after the conclusion of the fist day's hearing of the trial at the Old Bailey in which Dr. Stephen Ward, 50 year old osteopath faces vice charges. It is half a century since John Profumo, Secretary of State for War, lied in the House of Commons about having an affair with Christine Keeler.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday March 20, 2013. See PA story ANNIVERSARY Profumo. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

Leeds nostalgia: Film of Profumo Affair savaged by MPs during its 1989 release

MPs got all hot and bothered about a film, Scandal, which told the story of the Profumo Affair, which almost brought down the Government in the 1960s and centred on ex-War Minister John Profumo.

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Leeds nostalgia: Cabinet from 1750 still romancing today

Leeds nostalgia: Cabinet from 1750 still romancing today

Described as one of the truly great masterpieces of English furniture, Temple Newsam’s Channon cabinet hides an incredible network of secret compartments.

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Leeds nostalgia: Leeds farmer makes mercy mission for starving sheep in March 1947

Leeds nostalgia: Leeds farmer makes mercy mission for starving sheep in March 1947

With his owns stocks exhausted and emergency supplies destroyed by bad weather about five weeks earlier, one Leeds earlier, one Leeds farmer took it upon himself to drive 300 miles so that his cattle could have something to eat.

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Former New Inn, Market Square, Otley, which closed as a pub in September 1988 after Tetley's reviewed it. Now Superdrug.

Joshua Tetley launched a �60m pub investment programme in Leeds but the announcement was met with mixed feelings after it emerged it would also mean the closure of some well known boozers.
One of those was The New Inn, Market Square, Otley, now superdrug, whose closure was pushed through by Tetleys despite massive opposition and an initial rejection by council planners, who were subsequently overruled by the bean-counters, who pointed out that, technically, Tetleys didnt need to ask them to rubber stamp the decision.
So, the closure went ahead in September but during its conversion to a shop, builders discovers a 40ft well, lined by hand-carved stone and dating back to the 1800s. Some wanted to keep it as a feature but it was capped off.


The Leeds-based brewery was said to be putting its 1,100 public houses under the microscope but added this would result in the closure of only half

Leeds nostalgia: Otley loses popular market place pub in 1988

Joshua Tetley launched a £60m pub investment programme in Leeds but the announcement was met with mixed feelings after it emerged it would also mean the closure of some well known boozers.

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Leeds nostalgia: Five year old wanted to be a princess

Leeds nostalgia: Five year old wanted to be a princess

Here’s a picture of ballet dancing five-year-old Leila Ballentyne, who said in 1988 she was determined to be a princess.

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U.S. President Ronald Reagan, left, and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev stand alone during their impromptu walk in Red Square in Moscow, USSR, Tuesday, May 31, 1988.  In the background is St. Basil's Cathedral. Reagan, the cheerful crusader who devoted his presidency to winning the Cold War, trying to scale back government and making people believe it was ``morning again in America,'' died Saturday, June 5, 2004, after a long twilight struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 93.  (AP Photo/Ira Schwartz)

Leeds nostalgia: What made the headlines in March 1988? Reagan, Branson and Robocop

This week in 1988, the headlines were all about overcrowding in prisons (with a strike by prison officers) and saving the NHS. Meanwhile, schools didn’t have enough money and council tax bills were going up.

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