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Leeds nostalgia: This week in January 1981... unemployment hits 3m

Unemployment in the UK topped 3m, according to the Trades Union Congress.

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Dick Craven  from near York, who provides motorcycles and vehicles for TV programmes such as Heartbeat in his museum, These scooters are set to be used in  YTV's The Royal.

Leeds nostalgia: New rules on “motorised cycles” introduced in Leeds in January 1981 - they required riders to wear helmets and be over 4ft tall

Students in Leeds were being hit with stringent new safety rules this week in 1981, after the authorities rolled out a new code of conduct for all those bringing their motorcycles to school.

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LITTLE MIRACLE: Five-week-old Richard Brightmore made medical history when he became the youngest ever patient to be fitted with a pacemaker.(NS)

Leeds nostalgia: This week in 1981... Richard ‘Lionheart’ Brightmore makes history by becoming youngest to wear pacemaker aged just seven days old

This week in 1981, one-week-old Richard Brightmore made history by becoming the youngest recipient of a pacemaker.

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Library file 253812-4, dated 22.3.92. Comedian and actor Rowan Atkinson, who celebrates his 42nd birthday on Monday January 6 1997.

Leeds nostalgia: Comedian Rowan Atkinson reveals he is taking HGV Class 1 licence in January 1981

Comedian Rowan Atkinson revealed he was learning to drive a lorry, during an interview in Leeds with former YEP chief sub-editor Howard Corry.

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Leeds nostalgia: Pit with five mile underground trek to coal face finally runs out of road in January 1981...

Leeds nostalgia: Pit with five mile underground trek to coal face finally runs out of road in January 1981...

Peckfield Colliery outside Micklefield, to the east of Leeds, closed down after more than 100 years.

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Video: On this day in 1953: Colourful scenes at Eisenhower inauguration

Video: On this day in 1953: Colourful scenes at Eisenhower inauguration

GENERAL DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER took office as 34th President of the United States today, and in a 20-minute inaugural speech called for good faith among nations to end the cold war.

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Nostalgia: Leeds General Infirmary

Designed by George Gilbert Scott the Great George Street frontage of the Leeds General Infirmary is a magnificent example of gothic revival architecture.

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Leeds nostalgia: Sitting pretty for 300 years - tables and chairs at Leeds former mansion house

Leeds nostalgia: Sitting pretty for 300 years - tables and chairs at Leeds former mansion house

A spectacularly colourful feature of Temple Newsam House’s beautiful picture gallery, this lavish floral suite is usually covered to protect it from the sun.

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Reader sheds new light on RL club

Reader sheds new light on RL club

As Secretary of the Leeds & Hunslet Schools’ Rugby League, I was interested to read the letter in Saturday’s YEP from Alan Tempest.

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Leeds nostalgia:

Leeds nostalgia:

As a child whenever we drove past the Waddingtons factory on Wakefield Road in Hunslet my parents would tell me that was where they made Monopoly. More excitingly for me it was also where they made my favourite game ever – Cluedo!

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Leeds nostalgia: Darren, 10, works in last clog mill in Yorkshire (this week in  January 1980)

Leeds nostalgia: Darren, 10, works in last clog mill in Yorkshire (this week in January 1980)

Darren Walkley was just 10 when this picture appeared in the Yorkshire Evening Post this week in 1980.

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Leeds nostalgia: Unions so powerful they could call ‘international blockades’ - this week in January 1980

Trade unions in the 1980s had so much influence that their leaders could hold governments to account.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1954: Weather foils salvage of grounded Hull trawler

On this day in Yorkshire 1954: Weather foils salvage of grounded Hull trawler

Norwegian vessel takes off crew of 20

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Leeds nostalgia: 1946 ‘land grab’ opposed by farmers

Leeds nostalgia: 1946 ‘land grab’ opposed by farmers

Plans to build a new town on the outskirts of Leeds were met with fury by farmers who were keen to keep hold of thousands of acres of prime farming land.

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11th January 1980

Len's Bar and Digby's.

Leeds nostalgia: Pioneer of Leeds bar scene in January 1980

Len Cohen pictured at his bar in January 1980. Len was one of the pioneers of the Leeds wine bar scene. In the mid-1970s, he opened Len’s Bar and Digby’s on York Place – unlike pubs, they were not owned by the breweries, they offered table service and staff wore uniforms and crucially, they offered things like wine by the glass.

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Leeds nostalgia: Pet cemetery in Leeds

Leeds nostalgia: Pet cemetery in Leeds

The beloved four-legged friends of some of Leeds’s most prominent aristocrats are immortalised in this historic pet cemetery.

The dogs once lived a life of luxury as faithful companions to Sir Alvary and Lady Gascoigne, the last private owners of stunning Lotherton Hall in Aberford.

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Leeds nostalgia: Tragic loss of life in January 1946...

Leeds nostalgia: Tragic loss of life in January 1946...

On this day in 1946, readers of the YEP were waking up to the terrible news of one of the worst tragedies in living memory, after five children from the same family died in a house fire.

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Leeds: 1945. Street decorated with bunting, part of the Victory Celebration for the end of the Second World War in 1945. location unknown.

Leeds nostalgia: Street parade picture puzzle

Can you recognise war time location in Leeds?

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Leeds nostalgia: Search is on for Leeds City Boys squad of 1948

Leeds nostalgia: Search is on for Leeds City Boys squad of 1948

I worked as a linotype operator at the Evening Post for many years, the enclosed picture is from a very personal period in my life when as a Leeds Schools’ rugby league player (representing Brudenell), we won a major trophy for the city at Headingley - the prodigious Yorkshire Shield.

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Leeds nostalgia: The day Germany sued for peace in WW1... and Allies rejected the bid

Leeds nostalgia: The day Germany sued for peace in WW1... and Allies rejected the bid

One hundred years ago, according to a report in the Yorkshire Evening Post (and most other papers), the Allies were chewing over a peace proposal from the Germans which could have ended the First World War.

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