Leeds nostalgia: Briggate in the 1960s

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It’s fifty or so years ago now since we took these photographs and the fashions, car designs and haircuts have changed considerably.

Quite a few men and women were still wearing distinguished looking hats for example and the clothing colour palette was limited to neutral hues. Headscarves and overcoats fill these pictures with a stylish formality that has long since disappeared.

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Young people had an image that very closely matched their parents and they seemed less visible than they are today.

At the risk of stating the obvious nobody can be seen carrying or looking at a mobile phone. This was decades before the advent of personal technology.

Do you remember being caught up in these bustling scenes of Briggate in the 1960s and when you look at our images do you recognise anyone or even yourself?

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Leeds nostalgia: Former Earl of Harewood (nicknamed ‘Lucky Lascelles’ during the war) died in May 1947