Leeds from the air in the 1960s: Can you spot your house?

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Fifty or so years ago we went aloft to photograph Leeds and its surrounding areas.

The area around Kirkstall Power Station is shown in picture and the scars left after this 1963 Meanwood slum clearance are shown in picture.

1963: The top area of this aerial view shows Gotts Park with Kirkstall Power Station on the right, now demolished. Stanningley Road provides a lower boundary to the park, running from left to right at a slight angle across the view. The tower blocks in the centre are between Armley Town Street and Theaker Lane. In the bottom right corner is the railway line and Armley Station. PIC: Leodis

1963: The top area of this aerial view shows Gotts Park with Kirkstall Power Station on the right, now demolished. Stanningley Road provides a lower boundary to the park, running from left to right at a slight angle across the view. The tower blocks in the centre are between Armley Town Street and Theaker Lane. In the bottom right corner is the railway line and Armley Station. PIC: Leodis

New road construction was captured in 1965 and a general view of Morley in 1968 is shown in picture.

Moving further south, the crossroads at Gildersome is shown in picture.

How much can you see and do you recognise your own area?

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