Leeds nostalgia: Autumn scenes

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The leaves are rapidly disappearing from the branches and are providing us with a crunchy carpet of red, yellow and brown.

Back in 1949 one year old Isabel Cantral of Leeds provided assistance to the Hyde Park sweeper.

OCTOBER 1949: Isabel Cantral provided assistance to the Hyde Park sweeper.

OCTOBER 1949: Isabel Cantral provided assistance to the Hyde Park sweeper.

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It was much the same in 1972 for the famous “Litter Picking George” Handshaw who was a familiar site on the roads and pathways of Sowerby near Thirsk.

Nurseryman and market gardener John E Crocker brought in a bumper Shadwell Lane leaf harvest in 1956 and today the scene at East Witton, Wensleydale is probably much the same as it was in 1958 when this autumnal view of the village was taken.

Three months after England won the World Cup the members of Ripon Young Conservatives added the final touches to this huge bonfire on October 30, 1966.

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