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Leeds nostalgia: September 1985: Harrogate stages war games

Leeds, September 12, 1985: as the home defence exercise Operation Brave Defender came to an end, apprentices from the Army Apprentices College at Harrogate were confidently predicting their base at the Naval Reserve Headquarters, Leeds, would remain intact.

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Leeds, 18th September 1985

Westfield Primary School, Burley Road.

A group of mothers staged a playground protest after they were refused permission to supervise their children's lunch breaks.

Teachers are refusing to supervise meals as part of their dispute over pay.

Leeds nostalgia: September 1985: Teachers lock horns with Thatcher over pay

Leeds, September 18: 1985: Westfield Primary School, Burley Road.

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Leeds, 26th September 1985

Leeds Market Traders Protest.

Posters and leaflets are to be banned by law from Leeds Market under proposed new by-laws.

And angry traders say the move is aimed at hindering their long running campaign against council plans to redevelop the historic market site.

Leeds nostalgia: September 1985: Day market traders marched to save Kirkgate Market

TRADERS AND supporters of Leeds Kirkgate Market came out in force following a bid to tear down part of the historic market.

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Leeds nostalgia: September 1985: Calls for Newlay Bridge to re-open to traffic and West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Authority meets for first time...

Leeds nostalgia: September 1985: Calls for Newlay Bridge to re-open to traffic and West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Authority meets for first time...

Campaigners were trying to get the dilapidated Newlay Bridge, built in 1819, re-opened by the council. It crosses the River Aire, linking Kirkstall to Horsforth but was closed to traffic after it fell foul of new guidelines. Newsagent Brian Robson, who had a shop on Leeds and Bradford Road, claimed his turnover was down by £300.

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Stars in the dark skies at Gisburn Forest.

Days Out: Hidden Horizons, North Yorkshire

Discover dinosaurs along the coast or take a trip to see the moon by signing up for one of Hidden Horizons events in the upcoming months.

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Leeds nostalgia: Housewives scorned for not rising to challenge in 1947

Leeds nostalgia: Housewives scorned for not rising to challenge in 1947

Yorkshire housewives can’t bake bread as well as they used to. Those were the incendiary words of W E Spencer, chief bakery production officer for the Ministry of Food, on this day in 1947.

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Leeds nostalgia: Shark tale of giant tooth

Leeds nostalgia: Shark tale of giant tooth

Three million years ago, the gigantic megalodon ruled the world’s oceans.

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Leeds nostalgia: September 1984: Lost budgie flies into YPN canteen

Leeds nostalgia: September 1984: Lost budgie flies into YPN canteen

Security staff at a Yorkshire Post Newspapers building flew into action after a stray budgie ended up in their canteen.

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Bridlington, 26th September 1984

A carthorse called Royal makes its last round delivering coal tomorrow and marks the end of a 100 year old business.

Mr. Stephen Nicholls, 49, of Mill Hill, Bridlington, whose family has been delivering fuel by horse and cart since 1870, has sold the business to a Rotherham firm, Ian Randall, which will deliver by lorry.

Royal ended up having a remarkable career change.

The ten year old gelding ended up as a wedding carriage horse ferrying brides to church in style, as well as on time.

Mr. Nicholls ommented.

"He seems to prefer confetti to coal dust".

End of road for coal delivery by horse

Bridlington, September 26, 1984: A carthorse called Royal was due to make its last round delivering coal on September 27, bringing to an end a 100 year old business.

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police and pickets on the ground when an unmarked van left Allerton bywater colliery. miners strike. 21st August 1984.

Leeds nostalgia: September 1984: Miners’ Strike comes to Allerton Bywater

STRIKING MINERS from the Yorkshire pit where the national strike began earlier in the year marched through Brighton to lobby delegates to the Trades Union Congress.

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Leeds nostalgia: September 1947: Uniform shortage & Man saves two children from Roundhay Park lake

Leeds nostalgia: September 1947: Uniform shortage & Man saves two children from Roundhay Park lake

School uniforms have been in the news recently and if we turn the clock back 70 years, they were making headlines in the Yorkshire Evening Post, albeit for different (far more practical) reasons.

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Leeds nostalgia: 2,000-year-old skull to go on display in Leeds

Leeds nostalgia: 2,000-year-old skull to go on display in Leeds

Buried beneath the ground for more than 2,000, the skull of an Iron Age woman will go on display in Leeds later this month.

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PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Five things you should know about... Marshall’s Mill in Holbeck

Think you know Marshall Mill in Holbeck?

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Leeds, 20th September 1967

Used YEP letters page

Chief Inspector Douglas Wright (standing) watches on eof his class P. C. Peter Farrell from the Traffic Department test the breathalyser device during a course for Leeds police in the use of the device.

Next week the Ministry of Transport will launch a �300,000 educational campaign, running to the end of the year, to publicise the new law.

The Road Safety Act comes into operation on Monday, October 9. From then, any driver found to have more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood will be liable on a first offence, to a �100 fine or four months imprisonment or both.

Disqualifiaction from driving for a minimum of one year is automatic except in very special circumstances.

Penalties for further offences can be even greater.

Leeds nostalgia: September 1967: Road site breath tests come to Leeds

It was a momentous month 50 years ago, as the UK saw the introduction of roadside breath tests for suspected drink drivers.

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Leeds Prison (Armley Jail)

Leeds nostalgia: September 1983: Drugs smuggled into Armley Gaol

The governor of Armley Jail admitted drugs had been smuggled into the prison and said eight prisoners had been found in possession of cannabis.

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Horsforth, 28th September 1983

Pants Corner shop.

Leeds nostalgia: September 1983: Pants shop in Horsforth

Yes, there was actually a shop in Horsforth called Pants Corner back in September 1983.

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Leeds.  6th September 1983

Bell ringers in Kippax, near Leeds, are being sought to help out in the belfry of the village church.

Alison Carter, 20, of Westfield Lane, Kippax, one of the chief bell ringers at St. Mary's Church, says that sometimes only four volunteers can be mustered for Sunday morning ringing sessions and two of the bells have remained silent.

"At the moment we have to practice with the Sherburn-in-Elmet ringers because we haven't enough people," said Alison.

She added: "It takes about six months to learn to handle the bells and the rest is practice."  But the skill is not for the weak.  Bell ringing can mean tired arms, blistered hands and an exhausted body.

Last year, Alison helped ring the Plain Bob Minor peal - the time taken before the bells start to repeat their original sequence - and ended her mammoth session two-and-a-half hours later.

Alison Carter (centre) tower captain at St. Mary's Church, Kippax, with bellringers Mrs Corinne Spink and David Spaul.

Leeds nostalgia: September 1983: Kippax bellringers tune up

September 6, 1983: Bell ringers in Kippax, were being sought to help out in the belfry of the village church.

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Leeds nostalgisa: September 1983: Beeston shopkeepers fined for Sunday opening

A Beeston shop owner was prosecuted for selling a tin of garden peas on a Sunday.

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Leeds nostalgia: September 1947: The case of the missing trousers

Leeds nostalgia: September 1947: The case of the missing trousers

Two tales to make you chuckle this week, both culled from the pages of the Yorkshire Evening Post in August 1947.

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Pudsey Town Centre

Leeds nostalgia: Burning lorry cuts a swathe through Pudsey in 1982

What do you do if you wake up to find your hay bale truck on fire?

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