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Leeds nostalgia: Plans submitted for Schofields demolition in 1986

Plans were submitted to demolish the popular Schofields store in Leeds - now home to The Core - but they did not find favour with the council.

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Leeds nostalgia: Susan driven to success after passing HGV test

Leeds nostalgia: Susan driven to success after passing HGV test

Susan Basham from Leeds was in a class of her own after passing her HGV licence after just four-and-a-half days’ training.

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Leeds nostalgia: Boy bands from the 1980s

Leeds nostalgia: Boy bands from the 1980s

It was the middle of the 1980s, which meant big hair, shoulder pads, double denim and lots of melancholy, angst-ridden boy bands. In 1986, the archetypal boy band duo Wham! split up, after George Michael announced he was going solo (he forgot to tell his bandmate, Andrew Ridgeley - he let the media do that).

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Leeds nostalgia Coal saved UK in 1947

Leeds nostalgia Coal saved UK in 1947

If you thought today’s economy was volatile, Britain’s economic outlook 70 years ago - just after the end of the Second World War - was nothing short of dire.

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Margaret Thatcher with the man who did her voice, Steve Nallon, as Spitting Image puppets are displayed for auction at Sotheby's in London Friday 7 July 2000.  More than 200 puppets and 100 sketches from the Spitting Image show are 
being sold by Sotheby's on behalf of one of its creators Roger Law at www.sothebys.amazon.com over a fortnight. See PA story SALE Spitting. PA photo: Toby Melville.

Leeds nostalgia: Our Steve was real Spitting Image in 1985

Leeds-born actor Steve Nallon was making a big impression (literally) thanks to his uncanny take-off of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, whose puppet he voiced on satirical show Spitting Image.

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Leeds nostalgia: Leeds lads make a splash for charity

Leeds nostalgia: Leeds lads make a splash for charity

These three schoolchildren raised £30.55 for charity and bagged themselves a story in your very own Yorkshire Evening Post.

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Leeds nostalgia: Young angler Paul wins top fishing prize

Leeds nostalgia: Young angler Paul wins top fishing prize

Schoolboy angler Paul Bassinder wasn’t telling the tale about the one that got away... but about the one he caught (and it was more than just a fish).

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Leeds nostalgia: Drayman retires in 1985 after 37 years

Leeds nostalgia: Drayman retires in 1985 after 37 years

Drayman George Hosfield was literally driving himself into retirement after a 37-year career with John Smith’s Tadcaster Brewery.

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Leeds nostalgia: Ice floes three miles long in North Sea and iceberg as far south as Bruges... this week in February 1947

Leeds nostalgia: Ice floes three miles long in North Sea and iceberg as far south as Bruges... this week in February 1947

ICE floes up to three miles long were hampering shipping in the North Sea during one of the coldest winters of the last century.

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Leeds nostalgia: Fairytale story of ancient spinning wheel

Leeds nostalgia: Fairytale story of ancient spinning wheel

Conjuring images of a faraway, fairy tale kingdom, this vintage spinning wheel was actually made in Ireland more than 125 years ago.

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Leeds nostalgia: Your Letters

Leeds nostalgia: Your Letters

I have attached a Gipton School photograph from 1928. I thought due to its age, the photograph might be of interest to the readers of the Times Past section in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

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Leeds nostalgia: Jeremy defies critics to win swim trophy in March 1984

Leeds nostalgia: Jeremy defies critics to win swim trophy in March 1984

Teenager Jeremy Grant, 13, was told he would never be able to swim but in March 1984 he helped Kippax Swimming Club win a top award.

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John Landis earlier directed and wrote 1981 horror film American Werewolf In London

Leeds nostalgia: Threat of video nasties in 1984

One in two children had watched a ‘video nasty’, according to a report this month in 1984.

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File photo dated 18/06/1984 of riot police watching as pickets face them against a background of burning cars at the Orgreave coke works in Yorkshire during the miners' strike. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday December 11, 2016. Home Office files concerning events at the Battle of Orgreave are due to be released next year among a cache of records relating to the 1984 miners' strike. See PA story POLITICS Orgreave. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

Yorkshire nostalgia: Miners strike begins in March 1984... YEP reports from the day

This month in 1984, the strike which defined an era and set the country on a new path with regard to its industrial relations, the repercussions of which can still be felt today: the Miners’ Strike began on March 6.

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Leeds nostalgia: Photographer takes picture a day during leap year in new book chronicling urban life

Leeds nostalgia: Photographer takes picture a day during leap year in new book chronicling urban life

We’re all used to picturesque images of the Yorkshire landscape but there’s a certain knack to capturing life in the urban sprawl but that is just what Yorkshire Evening Post photographer Tony Johnson has done with his book, 366.

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Tatty Teddies are very popular with collectors

Tatty Teddies a treat for collectors

Antiques expert Allan Blackburn looks at some cuddly offerings...

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Yorkshire nostalgia: Badge of Richard III - last of the Plantagenets

Yorkshire nostalgia: Badge of Richard III - last of the Plantagenets

This silver gilt livery bade is in the form of a boar and faces to the left. It was a symbol of Richard III and was discovered in 2010 in Stillingfleet, North Yorkshire.

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Leeds nostalgia: Doctors take shovels to work in February 1947

Leeds nostalgia: Doctors take shovels to work in February 1947

Doctors in Leeds were forced to go around with shovels “as well as stethoscopes”, because of heavy snow.

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Leeds nostalgia: Memories of Quarry Hill flats almost 40 years on...

Leeds nostalgia: Memories of Quarry Hill flats almost 40 years on...

As west Yorkshire Playhouse prepares for a £14m refurbishment in the second half of 2017, three West Yorkshire writers help us remember what once stood in its place.

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Leeds nostalgia: Paper round from 1938...

Leeds nostalgia: Paper round from 1938...

I thought the photographs would be of interest to your readers. I was a paperboy for Tom Sleightholme on Halton Hill and for six years my round was Oak Road, Portage Avenue and the surrounding area.

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