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Leeds nostalgia: Myth, magic and modernity

A fascination with the occult and a belief in the supernatural might jar with the perfect certainty of our modern way of living and while we may still complain of ‘gremlins’ in the system and ‘bugs’ - the apocryphal ‘ghost in the machine’ - humans have always had a tendency to lean on age-old myth.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1950

On this day in Yorkshire 1950

Mother and Son Reunited after 32 Years

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Leeds nostalgia: Missing names to be added to Horsforth war memorial

Leeds nostalgia: Missing names to be added to Horsforth war memorial

THE names of 44 soldiers from Horsforth killed in action during World War One are set to be added to the town’s war memorial after more than five years of painstaking research by local historians.

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The Origional Oak at Headingley old pic

Leeds nostalgia: When the Leeds oak was at the centre of Yorkshire

Herewith a selection of Leeds-based trivia...

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Swords used in the films the 'Lord of the Rings Trilogy at the Royal Armouries, Leeds.....5th December 2012.....Picture By Simon Hulme

Leeds nostalgia: Swords of fiction and fantasy made real

The Royal Armouries in Leeds has a fascinating collection of war paraphernalia which spans the history of the world but it also houses some other-worldly weapons. To wit, some of the swords used during the filming of The Lord of the Rings trilogy can also be found there.

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First World War Centenary

Leeds Pals 1915

15th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (1st Leeds).

George William Asby 7th from right, third row from front.

Leeds nostalgia: Leeds Pals before the Somme in 1915

It is just over a hundred years ago that members of the Leeds Pals realised the horror of war during the Battle of the Somme, which began on July 1. That terrible battle went on until September.

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Leeds Nostalgia: Yorkshire Film Archive shows old school life

Leeds Nostalgia: Yorkshire Film Archive shows old school life

This weEk’s featured film clip, available to view on the Yorkshire Film Archive website, is a documentary made by Encyclopaedia Britannica, this film follows a “typical” English family who live in York. The film explores different aspects of the family’s life including work, school, home life, and leisure activities.

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Leeds nostalgia: Yorkshire Film Archive clip shows Leeds tailors

Leeds nostalgia: Yorkshire Film Archive clip shows Leeds tailors

See out weekly Yorkshire Film Archive featured clip below...

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Leeds, Civic Hall, 1949

Judging for the Queen of Children's Day

27th July 1949

Princess Elizabeth visit.

Leeds nostalgia: More Yorkshire curiosities

Last week’s ‘historical curiosities’ was well received by readers, so here are a few more...

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On this day in Yorkshire 1952

On this day in Yorkshire 1952

Massive Leeds Locomotive Order

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Leeds nostalgia: Up in flames

Leeds May 26, 1950: Mrs D Johnstone and Miss B Wormald, clerks employed at the showrooms of Appleyard of Leeds, Ltd, are here seen burning 20,000 gallons of petrol (on paper) at the showrooms.

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What we were watching in 1976

What we were watching in 1976

Forty years go a population of 55 million had an 18 hour day of only three channels. Here we take a look at what was on the box on Tuesday July 20 1976.

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Leeds nostalgia: Flashback to ’66

England were busy winning the World Cup and Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) was proving to be a boxing phenomenon.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1950

On this day in Yorkshire 1950

Storm Damage in the North

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Headingley cricket ground 1953
CRICKET 106A

Leeds nostalgia: This sporting life... and history

It’s fair to say Leeds United put Elland Road on the international map. While some might argue that map has since been re-drawn (i.e.: without it), the achievement of the club in its heyday is not one to be sniffed at...

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Leeds nostalgia: Historical curiosities

Leeds nostalgia: Historical curiosities

Yorkshire is full of historical curiosities, nostalgic oddities which tell tales all their own and which both honour and charm us with their antiquarian acquaintance. Here are just a few...

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PIC: Tony Johnson

Leeds nostalgia: On the line

An old telephone in the old railway station underneath the present Leeds City station.

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Mohammed Ilyas pictured with family photographs he found in the loft, at his home at Harehills Place, Leeds..SH10014216b..4th August 2015 Picture by Simon Hulme

Leeds nostalgia: Clue in hunt for Leeds Mullineux family

An appeal which ran in Times Past in August last year has borne fruit.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1953

On this day in Yorkshire 1953

The Hydroplane comes to Roundhay Park

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Leeds nostalgia: The history of Leeds sewers

Leeds nostalgia: The history of Leeds sewers

These days we take our clean water and the luxury of being able to flush our toilets and sinks without so much as a second thought but turn the clock back a little over 100 years and it was a problem which city leaders and engineers had at the forefront of their minds.

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