Leeds nostalgia: Those without homes

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With winter tightening its grip around us we should spare a thought for those people without a home and we look back at some archive pictures of people who lived on the streets.

St. George’s Crypt provided shelter for these men in 1963 and in the same year the South Lodge Welfare Hostel provided space for these families in conditions described then as “very bad”.

AUGUST 1963: St. Georges Crypt provided shelter for these men.

AUGUST 1963: St. Georges Crypt provided shelter for these men.

Once upon a time the streets of Leeds were home to the famous “Woodbine Lizzie” aka Alice Porter and today we’ve devoted pictures and to the magnificent Joe Costello.

Joe, a native of Bournemouth and ex sergeant of the KOYLI was a colourful sight on the region’s highways in the 1960s.

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