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Leeds nostalgia: Model motor racing club in a field of its own in April 1994

The inaugural meeting of the Yorkshire Model Rally Cross Club took place at a field just off the M62.

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Leeds nostalgia: Leeds student from 1994 set to enrol on ‘circus acts’ course

Leeds nostalgia: Leeds student from 1994 set to enrol on ‘circus acts’ course

Pictured in 1994 is Leeds theatre design graduate Nikki Jeffries, who had just offered a place on a course in circus arts.

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Leeds nostalgia: Storm of protest over rash of satellite TV dishes in 1994

Leeds nostalgia: Storm of protest over rash of satellite TV dishes in 1994

All across Leeds - and the country as a whole - people were moaning about the visual impact of satellite TV dishes, as more and more people chose to access the paid-for service.

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Leeds nostalgia: Britain’s post-war plan to blow an island out of the water to use up its left-over munitions... but did it backfire?

Leeds nostalgia: Britain’s post-war plan to blow an island out of the water to use up its left-over munitions... but did it backfire?

One of the problems the Allies had at the end of the Second World War was they had a lot of munitions and not much to do with them.

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11 february 2016 .......          Rik Jones from Rodley out with his metal detector. Picture Tony Johnson

Leeds nostalgia: Roman coins discovered from 306AD

Metal detetectorist Rik Jones, head chef at Devonshire Hall, part of the University of Leeds, tells us how he came across some Roman remains...

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Leeds nostalgia: Dresses from yesteryear on display at Lotherton Hall

Leeds nostalgia: Dresses from yesteryear on display at Lotherton Hall

A glamorous glimpse into one Yorkshire woman’s passion for fashion, this elaborate dress is currently on display at Lotherton Hall.

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A National Tramway Museum picture of Leeds tram, no. 345, taken in 1961.

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Leeds nostalgia: Your Letters: Making sure we’re on the right track (when it comes to tram gauges)

In relation to last Retro (Monday, April 10) about the gauge of tram cars, the article should refer to Bradford and Leeds trams using different gauges.

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File photo dated 01/12/06 of a man drinking a pint of beer. They have a reputation for spending all their time in the pub, but a new survey suggests that students are more responsible drinkers than young adult workers. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday October 8, 2010. See PA story EDUCATION Alcohol. Photo credit should read: Johnny Green/PA Wire

Leeds nostalgia: If you can keep your head when all about are losing theirs... then you’re from Yorkshire - ‘pint must have a head’ row from 1993

Beer drinkers and licensees were raising their glasses this month in 1993 after a decision which cut red tape by allowing pints to be served with ‘a head’ on.

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Leeds nostalgia: Gawthorpe’s Coal Carrying Championships in 1993

Leeds nostalgia: Gawthorpe’s Coal Carrying Championships in 1993

With this year’s coal carrying championships fast approaching (they will take place in Gawthorpe on Monday April 17), we hark back to 1993 and this picture of one of the competitors.

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Leeds nostalgia: Youngsters enjoy Easter in 1993

Leeds nostalgia: Youngsters enjoy Easter in 1993

Pictured is seven-year-old Nicola Hynes, of Holt Park, enjoying an Easter egg-stravaganza at Holt Park Library.

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THE ASDA CAR PARK AT  OWLCOTES RETAIL CENTRE , PUDSEY...SEE ENGLAND FOOTBALL STORY.

Leeds nostalgia: How Leeds supermarket giant flouted law to normalise Sunday trading back in 1993

If ever there was a case which highlighted just how much EU law affected British law, it was April 1993, when Leeds-based supermarket giant Asda defied law lords by opening on Sunday.

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Leeds nostalgia: Does anyone remember Batley’s Seven Hills?

As an irregular contributor to the YEP’s nostalgia letters pages over the years (I remember the old Yorkshire Diary, which has since ceased publication), I am constantly fascinated by our rich history.

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Leeds nostalgia: Denby Dale had biggest bomb dump in UK in 1947

Leeds nostalgia: Denby Dale had biggest bomb dump in UK in 1947

An advertisement appeared in the Yorkshire Evening Post, urging cyclists not to tailgate vehicles while riding. It ran with a picture of a cyclist riding but holding onto the back of a vehicle with one hand.

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Leeds nostalgia:  Trams powered by horse, steam and electricity all ran at the same time in Leeds in late 1800s

Leeds nostalgia: Trams powered by horse, steam and electricity all ran at the same time in Leeds in late 1800s

TRansport is much in the news of late, especially when it comes to Leeds, with many of our readers calling for a return to the days of trams.

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Leeds nostalgia: Man rescues dog from cliffs in 1947

Leeds nostalgia: Man rescues dog from cliffs in 1947

Seventy years ago this week, there was a dramatic turn of events in Leeds-by-the-Sea (or Scarborough as it’s otherwise known), after a holidaymaker had himself lowered 50ft down a cliff to save a dog.

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27 January 2011  ..........     Mike Harwood who lives on De Lacy Mount and has researched the history of the 'Normans', a clutch of streets in Kirkstall close to the abbey

Leeds nostalgia: Your Letters: Do you have an old bomb shelter in your garden?

In relation to a piece you had in your Monday Retro column about [teacher] Patrick Crotty... it reminded me of nearly 60 years ago and St Michaels College.

His brother, Ken, was a teacher there and he taught geography; it is funny how some teachers make a subject interesting and he did it for me.

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Leeds nostalgia: Can you solve riddle over date of one of city’s oldest (now demolished) buildings?

This week we feature two old pictures of Leeds sent in by reader Robert Holman, from Farsley.

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Leeds nostalgia: Woman reporter from 1947... such a rarity in Leeds

Leeds nostalgia: Woman reporter from 1947... such a rarity in Leeds

It’s always interesting to read reports from the backcopies of the old ‘Evening Post’, not least because they occasionally shed light on attitudes and so on without intending to, as does the lead picture story from the March 28, 1947, which was bylined:’Evening Post Woman Reporter’.

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Video: On this day in 1953: Rillington Place murders

Sixty four years ago the Yorkshire Post reported the discovery of a horrific crime scene in London.

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Clocks of Leeds. The Leeds Town Hall....26th October 2010 .... Picture by Simon Hulme

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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