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Leeds nostalgia: Former Earl of Harewood (nicknamed ‘Lucky Lascelles’ during the war) died in May 1947

Seventy years ago tomorrow, the Earl of Harewood, the King’s brother-in-law through his marriage to Princess Mary (then the Princess Royal), died. The death was said to have occurred at 12.45am.

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Leeds nostalgia: Dinosaur bones on display over half term (May 2017)

Leeds nostalgia: Dinosaur bones on display over half term (May 2017)

More than 137 million years ago, huge plant-eating dinosaur Hypselospinus would have roamed the UK alongside other spectacular prehistoric giants.

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Date: 24th April 2017.
Picture James Hardisty.
Graham Hawkridge, of Leeds, has a large collection of Waddington memorabilia such as box game instructions, zinc metal plates used during the making of the games at the factory.

Leeds nostalgia: Memories of Waddingtons

Graham Hawkridge, of East Leeds, has a large collection of Waddingtons memorabilia, such as box game instructions, zinc metal plates used during the making of the games at the factory and other artwork.

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Leeds nostalgia: History of Marks & Spencer (Part 2): Don’t ask the price: everything’s a penny

Leeds nostalgia: History of Marks & Spencer (Part 2): Don’t ask the price: everything’s a penny

Two weeks ago historian Mike Harwood began a brief history of Marks & Spencer’s in Leeds. Here, he concludes the story...

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Residents angry about plans to construct a temprorary site access across King Alfred playing fields, Meanwood,Leeds, meet with Council Opposition leader, Coun. Bill Winlow, pictured far right, on site. Left to right: Mrs. Margaret Coulter, Mrs. Mavis Pyle and husband Alec, Mrs. June Hudson and her husband Terry

Leeds nostalgia: May 1998: A community comes out against massive cinema complex plan

Battle lines were drawn after developers submitted plans to create a new leisure complex off the outer ring road near its junction with Tongue Lane, Moortown.

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Alotta bottle...Andy Heald pictured at Dial-A-Drink, at the Wine Basket, Beeston, Leeds.

Leeds nostalgia: Find out what this shop owner invented in 1998...

Wind the clock back to 1998 and people were already used to takeaway pizza and curry but one Leeds businessman decided to take the idea a step further.

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Police twins Jack(left) and Jim Wright

Leeds nostalgia: Wright brothers in the right place...

You could say twins Jack and Jim Wright were special… well, they were ‘specials’ with West Yorkshire Police.

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Leeds nostalgia: May 1947: Thieves get away with 50,000 cigarette haul

Leeds nostalgia: May 1947: Thieves get away with 50,000 cigarette haul

This week in 1947, a gang stole 50,000 cigarettes from a van in Leeds.

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Library picture dated 15/04/97 of nine month old James Austin being kissed by Labour Party leader Tony Blair during a walkabout at The Broadway, Crawley. James, now 5, handed a letter to Cherie Booth, at the famous door of 10 Downing Street, London, Monday 22 July 2002. He has written a letter to ask for his school, Three Bridges First School, Crawley in West Sussex, to be saved from a cost cutting merger. James was famously pictured as a baby being held by Tony Blair in the 1997 election campaign. See PA story EDUCATION School. PA Photo: Sean Dempsey.

Twenty years ago this month: New Labour sweeps to power with landslide victory

On May 1, the YEP editorial read: “As our democracy renews itself through the ballot box, Britain is yearning for a new purpose and new hope.

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Former "Stars in Their Eyes" singer, Michell Barratt, of Barwick in Elmet, Leeds,  has joined band "Highborn". They are set to land a record contract. see story Cathy Farrar

Leeds Retro: Michelle reaches for stars in 1997

Michelle Barratt, pictured, posing for us in May 1997 after appearing on Stars In Their Eyes signing Dina Carroll’s Don’t Be A Stranger.

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Nostalgia: Flobberdobberdobberdobber... what a fight over Bill and Ben

A Yorkshire grandmother was hit with a gagging order after she claimed to have invented children’s TV characters Bill and Ben, the Flowerpot Men. Hilda Brabban, maintained she based the characters on the antics of her little brothers, Bill and Ben Wright, at their Castleford home.

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Leeds nostalgia: MAy 1997: Seacroft woman became gran at 29

Lynda Mallory, from Seacroft, Leeds, hit the pages of the YEP after becoming a grandmother. Nothing unusual in that, you might think, except she was just 29. She had her daughter, Emma, when at 14 and her daughter gave birth to Hayden (8lbs 15oz) at 15.

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Leeds nostalgia: Origins of M&S... Part 1

Leeds nostalgia: Origins of M&S... Part 1

n the first of a series on Marks & Spencer, historian Mike Harwood illuminates the origins of the famous Leeds store...

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Leeds nostalgia: The day vandals chopped the top off Barwick-in-Elmet’s Maypole... in May 1996

Leeds nostalgia: The day vandals chopped the top off Barwick-in-Elmet’s Maypole... in May 1996

Vandals wrecked an 88-foot long maypole just weeks before it was to be used in its annual village festival.

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Leeds nostalgia: In May 1996, the Government is criticised for its response to the BSE outbreak

A full year after the first outbreak of BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy), otherwise known as Mad Cow Disease, the Government came under fire over its mass slaughter policy.

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Leeds nostalgia: Eye-witness report of 1947 pit explosion

Leeds nostalgia: Eye-witness report of 1947 pit explosion

Seventy years ago this week, the first reports were coming into the YEP news offices of an explosion at Bransley Main Colliery.

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Leeds nostalga: Tasmanian wolf specimen on display in Leeds

Leeds nostalga: Tasmanian wolf specimen on display in Leeds

Object of the week- Tasmanian wolf specimen, Leeds

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Ken Goor has written a book about his father. (d07071102)

Leeds nostalgia: Tour guide with a gruesome tale for every part of Leeds starts new series of walks in May 2017

He boasts that he’s never organised a walk where someone didn’t die but what Leeds tour guide Ken Goor is referring to are the stories he tells during one of his numerous guided walks, of which he now runs 57.

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Leeds nostalgia: The 13-year-old who was making waves back in 1995... on Roudhay Park’s Waterloo Lake

Leeds nostalgia: The 13-year-old who was making waves back in 1995... on Roudhay Park’s Waterloo Lake

Yorkshire water-skier Rachel Crosland tested out the sport’s new prestigious venue during a visit to Roundhay Park in Leeds.

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Leeds nostalgia: Morley’s urban farm project was a hit in 1995

Leeds nostalgia: Morley’s urban farm project was a hit in 1995

Baa baa black sheep have you any wool? So goes the nursery rhyme and, back in 1995, it was a question one farm in Morley had an answer for, after the birth of two black lambs.

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