Leeds nostalgia: Making way for the new

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So many of the old streets are distant memories.

New views of the city centre were created with the demolition in 1968 of the Cookridge Street Baths and in the same year Priestley Hall situated on Park Row fell to the blows of the wrecking ball.

AUGUST 1981': Peter Judge, outside his home in Hoxton Grove, Leeds, while demolition work goes ahead.

AUGUST 1981': Peter Judge, outside his home in Hoxton Grove, Leeds, while demolition work goes ahead.

Over in Normanton in 1973 the demands of the new M62 put paid to these houses on Castleford Road.

In 1981 this terrace at Hoxton Grove was pulled down as resident Peter Judge looked on.

More recently, in 1992 seventy houses on the Roker estate at Pudsey were reduced to matchwood.

1968: 'New views of the city and its buildings are constantly being opened up as old buildings are demolished in Leeds.''One of the latest "new looks" is from outside the Civic Theatre in Cookridge Street looking across the demolition site of the former Cookridge Street Baths towards the Civic Hall and the Brotherton Wing of Leeds General Infirmary. The steps on the left were the main entrance to the baths.

1968: 'New views of the city and its buildings are constantly being opened up as old buildings are demolished in Leeds.''One of the latest "new looks" is from outside the Civic Theatre in Cookridge Street looking across the demolition site of the former Cookridge Street Baths towards the Civic Hall and the Brotherton Wing of Leeds General Infirmary. The steps on the left were the main entrance to the baths.

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