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Leeds nostalgia: 100-year-old bucket and spade

If you’re heading to the beach this summer, an essential item on your seaside checklist is sure to be a bucket and spade.

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Leeds nostalgia: The view from 1917 - scandal of a million ‘unfit’ men

Leeds nostalgia: The view from 1917 - scandal of a million ‘unfit’ men

Turn the clocks back 1-00 years and attitudes were very different, as we shall see in a moment.

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Ilkley, 30th July 1976

Ted Carroll, the TV and film extra with the 180 degree nose, is learning to live with himself at his pub in Ilkley, West Yorkshire.

The new Ted, with the old nose, is a bronze bust modelled by a sculptress at Ilkley College.
In fact Janet Bowler's Ted Carroll is even more rugged than the real thing.
Ted let his nose go its own way after having it broken four times during his 12 years with Hunslet Rugby League Club.
"She left it over the holidays with me to see if I could get used to it. People come up to it and order two pints", said Mr. Carroll, who with his wife, Beryl, runs the Rose and Crown, opposite Ilkley Parish Church.

Leeds nostalgia: July 1976: Former rugby league player ‘gets used to living with himself’

July 30, 1976, Ilkley: Ted Carroll, the TV and film extra with the 180 degree nose, is learning to live with himself (so to speak) at his pub in Ilkley, West Yorkshire.

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Leeds nostalgia: New parks and leaky lakes

Leeds nostalgia: New parks and leaky lakes

The first official suggestion that Yorkshire could gain two national parks was made on this day 70 years ago.

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Leeds nostalgia: 100-years-ago in Leeds: Mill Hill Chapel congregation turfed out of their home for second time

Leeds nostalgia: 100-years-ago in Leeds: Mill Hill Chapel congregation turfed out of their home for second time

A Century ago today, there were disgruntled reports from the congregation of Mill Hill Chapel, who were being unceremoniously turfed out of their home for the second time by the military.

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Sandbeck, near Rotherham, 16th July 1975

Lord Scarborough with his wife, Elizabeth, and two year old son, Richard, Viscount Lumley, in the grounds of Sandbeck Park.

Leeds nostalgia: Earl of Scarbrough pictured with son in 1975

Sandbeck, near Rotherham, July 16, 1975: Lord Scarborough with his wife, Elizabeth, and two year old son, Richard, Viscount Lumley, in the grounds of Sandbeck Park.

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Leeds nostalgia: July 1976: Sooty creator Harry Corbett goes to the Palace

Leeds nostalgia: July 1976: Sooty creator Harry Corbett goes to the Palace

Sooty went to Buckingham Palace but for once he took a back seat. For the day belonged to Harry Corbett, from Guiseley. He was there to receive “the insignia of the OBE”.

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DROUGHT 1976

Julie Greensmith
Fir Tree Green, Moortown, Leeds

Leeds nostalgia: July 1976: Leeds swelters as rivers run low and temperatures soar

Julie Greensmith, of Fir Tree Green, Moortown, pictured at a standpipe which was being tested outside her home.

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YEP pic dated 1975 showing  mining around Temple Newsam, Leeds

Leeds nostalgia: Temple Newsam ‘scalped’ by huge opencast mining operation in 1975

Temple Newsam House was surrounded by a wasteland, effectively scalped thanks to an open coal mine on the estate.

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Walton Colliery, 3rd July 1975

Mine rescue teams from Walton and Rothwell, who were involved in the Lofthouse Colliery disaster, gave underwater demonstrations at the reservoir at Walton Colliery near Wakefield.

The teams are shown with a stretcher under the supervision of Mr. John Dawes, assistant supervisor at Wakefield Mines Rescue Station.
The exercise was a result of the disaster.

Yorksire nostalgia: Rescue crews train following Lofthouse Pit Disaster

Walton Colliery, July 3, 1975: Mine rescue teams from Walton and Rothwell, who were involved in the Lofthouse Colliery disaster, gave underwater demonstrations at the reservoir at Walton Colliery near Wakefield.

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One of the former Kirkstall Forge workers.

Do you know the Leeds men who worked at Kirkstall Forge in the 1940s?

The developers behind Kirkstall Forge are asking the public to help identify former workers who are pictured in its photo archives, offering a “window into the past”.

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Leeds nostalgia: July 1947: Rumours of a Royal engagement

Leeds nostalgia: July 1947: Rumours of a Royal engagement

This WEEK in 1947, the Yorkshire Evening Post reported the news that a royal betrothal was imminent between Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, the ex-Prince Philip of Greece.

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Thwaite Mill.

Five things you should know about... Thwaite Mills in Leeds

Think you know Thwaite Mills?

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Leeds nostalgia: Woman with ‘miracle cure’ for son’s hay fever and asthma was goats’ milk... in 1974

Shelf, 1974: a mother who started breeding goats to provide milk to relieve her nine-year-old son’s asthmatic bronchitis, became a successful exhibitor at shows throughout the county.

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Leeds nostalgia: Children played medieval concert instruments in 1974

Harrogate, 1974: Home-made mediaeval musical instruments were amongst those played by a group of Harrogate children taking part in a Youth Week being staged at Harrogate Theatre.

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A couple admire the 'Hymn' the 20 ft high, five ton work of art by Damien Hirst on display at the Saatchi Gallery in London today 18 April 2000. The Hymn, is just one of the exhibits at the 'Ant Noises' in the North London gallery,which  opens from 20th April to 20th August. *EDI* Photo by John Stillwell/PA.

Leeds nostalgia: This month in 2000: Damien Hirst pays out over copyright claim following £1m art sale

Artist Damien Hirst made a payout to settle a copyright dispute over his 20ft sculpture Hymn, which was bought by Charles Saatchi earlier the same year for £1m.

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Leeds nostalgia: Roll call for former pupils of soon-to-close 300-year-old Yorkshire school

It was a sad day for staff, pupils and locals when officials announced recently that Horton-In-Ribblesdale C of E Primary School, Brackenbottom Lane, Horton-In-Ribblesdale, was to close because of a falling roll.

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Elland Road
31st July 1974

Brian Clough
New Leeds United manager arrives at Elland Road.

Leeds nostalgia: Goodbye Revie, hello Clough

Speculation about the future of Don Revie went into overdrive in July 1974 but by the end of the month, it was all over, as he left to take on the England job and new LUFC manager Brian Clough took up the baton.

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Leeds nostalgia: Museums and Galleries object of the week- Tequila bottle from Leeds Festival

Leeds nostalgia: Museums and Galleries object of the week- Tequila bottle from Leeds Festival

Recovered from the stage after a memorable Leeds Fest, this tequila bottle is now a piece of rock and roll history.

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Leeds nostalgia: Pram firm founded in Leeds still pushing boundaries 140 years on

Leeds nostalgia: Pram firm founded in Leeds still pushing boundaries 140 years on

Leading British nursery brand Silver Cross has much to celebrate as it reaches its momentous 140 year anniversary this summer, marking a significant contribution to the UK baby care market, spanning three centuries.

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