14 wonderful photos take you back to Leeds in 1951

These wonderful photos chart a year in the life of your Leeds in the early 1950s.

They rewind to 1951, a 12 months which featured plenty of talking points for city residents ranging from the serious through to the downright bonkers. Notable events included a packed three month programme of local events to mark the Festival of Britain and towards the end of the year a General Election which the Labour Party won with a slim majority of just five seats. Enjoy these photo memories from a year to remember. They are a mix from the YEP archive and others 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