Leeds nostalgia: By fifties tram

Duncan Street 1955. PIC: Leodis
Duncan Street 1955. PIC: Leodis
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Will they ever make a comeback? Who knows, but in the fifties travelling by tram was very much a part of Leeds life.

In 1955 we photographed the 168 on Duncan Street as it made its way up to Gipton.

The 214 trundled sedately along Bishopgate in 1956 and these trams on Boar lane in 1951 made a centrepiece for a fascinating snapshot of the busy city centre.

Hammonds Guards Ale was advertised on the side of the 534 en route to Cross Gates and if you were going to Lawnswood in 1956 then the 531 pictured on Cookridge Street was the one for you.

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