Leeds nostalgia: April mad men

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Eccentrics and folk with a flair for the unusual. They always bring a smile to our faces.

Tommy Styrin from Chapel Allerton was photographed with this collection of one armed bandits in 1985 and an even stranger collection was shown to us in 1982 when milkman Colin Nash showed off this selection of bespoke milk bottles.

1985: Tommy Styrin pictured with his collection of one armed  bandits.

1985: Tommy Styrin pictured with his collection of one armed bandits.

Batley’s own George Corner had a penchant for leap frogging over post boxes in the seventies and in 1984 phonographs and gramophones were the speciality of Father and son Bill and John Astin.

Finally Mr H C Haldane struck an extraordinary pose in 1962 when he donned this Elizabethan helmet and pike at Clarke Hall.

1982: Colin Nash shows off his collection of milk bottles.

1982: Colin Nash shows off his collection of milk bottles.

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