Leeds nostalgia; Our past pastimes

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In the days before electronic entertainment hobbies and pastimes were “hands on” and involved paint, glue and minor injuries.

In 1979 at the World Subbuteo Championships champion Andrea Piccaluga took on local lad Paul Linton at fingertip football, a game which is still popular.

1979

: World Subbuteo champion, Andrea Piccaluga (left) faces opposition from Paul Linton.

1979 : World Subbuteo champion, Andrea Piccaluga (left) faces opposition from Paul Linton.

Geoff Badrock organised an auction for the British Beer Mat Collectors’ Society at Lawnswood in 1983.

George Dodd Showed us this labour of love in 1976 as he put the finishing touches to his model of Ripon Cathedral and Simon Perigo and Stephen May loved this finely crafted model aircraft at Church Fenton in 1984.

Not doing things by halves Martin Millward and Geoff McCann showed off the results of hours of painstaking moulding and painting when they put 60,000 Napoleonic soldiers on display at Wakefield Opera House in 1984.

1984

: The annual Church Fenton Air Display, sponsored by the Yorkshire Evening Post attracted more than 45,000.

 Simon Perigo, 13, of Otley, and Stephen May, 8, of Huddersfield, admiring one of the model aircraft in the exhibition tent.

1984 : The annual Church Fenton Air Display, sponsored by the Yorkshire Evening Post attracted more than 45,000. Simon Perigo, 13, of Otley, and Stephen May, 8, of Huddersfield, admiring one of the model aircraft in the exhibition tent.

1984
: Sixty thousand model soldiers went on parade for Wakefield Opera House's �400,000 renovation appeal.

1984 : Sixty thousand model soldiers went on parade for Wakefield Opera House's �400,000 renovation appeal.

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