Nostalgia: Leeds Civic Hall opening

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It’s the 23rd August 1933 and the Leeds Civic Hall is being opened by King George V and Queen Mary.

Members of the Council and other dignitaries line the entrance to welcome the Royal guests. The procession makes its way up Calverley Street while soldiers and policemen hold back the good natured crowds.

AUGUST 1933: Opening of the Civic Hall, Leeds.

AUGUST 1933: Opening of the Civic Hall, Leeds.

The Lord mayor of Leeds R. H. Blackburn greets the King and Queen watched by 30 to 40 thousand people.

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