Photo gallery nostalgia: Made in Leeds

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Whitehall Road would have looked very different a hundred years ago and the entire area was a thrumming hive of Northern industry.

The staff of the Whitehall Soap Works lined up for the cameras decades before the factory moved to Seacroft in 1988.

OCTOBER 1963'': The staff of the Whitehall Soap Works.

OCTOBER 1963'': The staff of the Whitehall Soap Works.

Soap was just one of a vast range of items that have been manufactured in the city over the years.


Artifical limbs were made in Leeds by bootmakers H. W. Poole and bottles of perfume and eau-de-cologne came off the production line at Gibbs Pepsodent in 1963.

Glass en masse was created by Lax and Shaw in 1984 before they became Allied Glass and Beck and Inchbold Ltd became one of the leading printing businesses in the North of England . They had been established since 1800.

Ilkley, 30th July 1976

Ted Carroll, the TV and film extra with the 180 degree nose, is learning to live with himself at his pub in Ilkley, West Yorkshire.

The new Ted, with the old nose, is a bronze bust modelled by a sculptress at Ilkley College.
In fact Janet Bowler's Ted Carroll is even more rugged than the real thing.
Ted let his nose go its own way after having it broken four times during his 12 years with Hunslet Rugby League Club.
"She left it over the holidays with me to see if I could get used to it. People come up to it and order two pints", said Mr. Carroll, who with his wife, Beryl, runs the Rose and Crown, opposite Ilkley Parish Church.

Leeds nostalgia: July 1976: Former rugby league player ‘gets used to living with himself’