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On this day in Yorkshire 1955: A question of how to move a bus shelter

Authority proved wrong

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On this day in Yorkshire 1916: Rewards for plucky Scarborough boys

On this day in Yorkshire 1916: Rewards for plucky Scarborough boys

Young people of the region honoured

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On this day in Yorkshire 1944: The Queen thanks the women of Britain

On this day in Yorkshire 1944: The Queen thanks the women of Britain

THE Queen to-day thanked the women of Britain for their war effort.

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Leeds nostalgia: A white-out back in 1947

Will we be wading through deep snow this winter?

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On this day in Yorkshire 1940: Our A.A. men on the mark

On this day in Yorkshire 1940: Our A.A. men on the mark

Like the R.A.F., our anti-aircraft gunners only count certainties.

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Leeds nostalgia: Entire house goes missing in Leeds... on this day in 1946

Leeds nostalgia: Entire house goes missing in Leeds... on this day in 1946

The police deal with all kinds of enquiries and some of those are to do with items lost and found but rarely do they come across the case of a missing house but 70 years ago today, that is precisely what Leeds Police were faced with.

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Widdington, Linton on Ouse, 1st December 1986

Used YEP letters page

Angler David Birkby, a cashier with a Leeds furnishing store, has broken the River Ouse record for a pike for the second time in six years.

David, 49, created a new record for the river when he captured a giant 31lb specimen from Widdington on Ouse, raising the river's best by 5lb.

A keen pike angler during the winter months, David, of Holt Farm Close, Leeds, first smashed the Ouse record with a pike he captured in 1981 and his recent record fish was just one in a remarkable series.

On the day that hehooked and landed "Jaws", David also caught yet another massive fish which pushed the scales round to 25lb. just 30 minutes later.

Leeds nostalgia: 30 years ago today... Leeds pals catch record pike and shop runs ‘microwave demonstration’

Thirty years ago today, these two chaps (top picture) had something of a fishy tale to tell their friends.

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Christmas stories from the archives: Holiday travel rush to the North mounts to climax 1946

Christmas stories from the archives: Holiday travel rush to the North mounts to climax 1946

A “Green Christmas,” with a likelihood of local fog, is prophesied in the latest official forecast, issued this afternoon.

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Leeds nostalgia: YReaders’ letters

Leeds nostalgia: YReaders’ letters

A selection of readers’ letters to Times Past...

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Leeds nostalgia: Abbey House’s penny slot machines

Leeds nostalgia: Abbey House’s penny slot machines

One of Abbey House Museum’s star objects, the penny slot machine ‘Murder in the Museum’ has recently been restored to full working order.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1952: Leeds man wins world billiards championship

On this day in Yorkshire 1952: Leeds man wins world billiards championship

Leslie Driffield, a Leeds business man and English champion, last night, in Calcutta, won the World Amateur Billiards Championship.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1941: Students make model ‘planes

On this day in Yorkshire 1941: Students make model ‘planes

Three junior students of the Leeds College of Art are putting their spare time and money to good use by making scale models of British and enemy aircraft from odd scraps of material.

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Leeds nostalgia: Shopping time in west Leeds

The shopping centre buildings haven’t really changed all that much but the cars have.

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Christmas stories from the archives
Little girl from Tristan da Cunha to have a Yorkshire Christmas

Christmas stories from the archives Little girl from Tristan da Cunha to have a Yorkshire Christmas

A SMALL brown-haired girl with sparkling slate-blue eyes who has travelled 6,000 miles during the last few weeks, will wake up in a Sedbergh home o Christmas Day to find presents left her for the first time by father Christmas

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Christmas stories from the archives: Cupid’s Christmas 23rd December 1950

Christmas stories from the archives: Cupid’s Christmas 23rd December 1950

The first couple to be married at Leeds Register Office today arrived in darkness, before 8 a.m.

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Leeds nostalgia: 1926 Tercentenary

Back in 1926 Leeds was celebrating its Tercentenary and the city was festooned with bunting.

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Leeds nostalgia: ‘Heaviest rainfall in 100 years’ on this day in 1946

Leeds nostalgia: ‘Heaviest rainfall in 100 years’ on this day in 1946

In these environmentally aware times, we tend to believe that we are the first generation to suffer extremes of weather but turn the clock back 70 years and one finds, on the front page of the Yorkshire Evening Post, a report with the headline ‘Heaviest Rain in 100 Years’.

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Leeds, C&A sales, 1st January 1973

Leeds nostalgia: Sales queues as they used to be... in January

Today is apparently ‘Cyber Monday’, a paper-thin marketing ploy which intended to wrap up the whole ‘Black Friday’ weekend, which by all accounts has become an annual event and, indeed, last year resulted in something like £5bn being spent by people on the hunt for a bargain.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1935: Ghostly noises explained

On this day in Yorkshire 1935: Ghostly noises explained

Boy with a nervous reaction to sound

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West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
Quarry Hill, inside the Quarry theatre which opens on March 8, 1990. Picture shows Mr Rob Jones WYP head of design surveys the 750-seat theatre.

Leeds nostalgia: Historical quiz

Test your knowlegde of Leeds with this historical quiz...

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