10 fabulous photos take you back to Farnley in the 1950s

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These photos turn back the clock to showcase Farnley in the 1950s.

They turn the spotlight on a decade in the life of a corner of LS12 with a focus on a major employer. Steel stockists and constructional engineering firm Dunlop and Ranken boasted iron and steel stockyards in the heart of the community. These photos are published courtesy of photographic archive Leodis, which is run by Leeds Library & Information Service. They also run heritage blog The Secret Library Leeds, which provides a behind the scenes look at the Central Library and highlights from its special collections, including rare books hidden away in the stacks. READ MORE: Intriguing pictures show life in Leeds during the 1950s LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook