Leeds nostalgia: When the stars visited Leeds

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Over the course of the decades the theatrical boards of Leeds have been trodden by many a well known performer.

In this first installment our weekly nostalgia pictures show a glittering variety of stars of both national and international stature who entertained and enraptured local audiences from the stages of such establishments as the Leeds Grand and the Leeds Playhouse.

1974: The Roaring Twenties Ball at the Queen's Hotel.  ''Three big stars of the silver screen, David Niven, 64, Cary Grant, 70, and Douglas Fairbanks Junior, 65, exchange reminiscences.

1974: The Roaring Twenties Ball at the Queen's Hotel. ''Three big stars of the silver screen, David Niven, 64, Cary Grant, 70, and Douglas Fairbanks Junior, 65, exchange reminiscences.

Colossal names including the likes of Laurel and Hardy and Cary Grant made Leeds a port of call on their trans global excursions and these stars were spotted at hotels, banquets and social conventions by our intrepid staff photographers.

Our pictures show that in the past the city was an essential part of the celebrity tour.

Unlike many other pictures in the forthcoming series this is something that hasn’t changed.

Now send us YOUR memories! To feature on this page email your pictures with accompanying caption to: david.clay@jpress.co.uk

8th June 1972  Women's Circle cooking team.  Denise Creamer on the left.  Anne Wilkinson weilding the big wooden spoon.  Wendy Rix, standing by with the milk jug.

Leeds nostalgia: YEP Women’s Circle in the kitchen in 1972