17 of the most talked about photos take you back to Beeston in 1964

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This view of Dewsbury Road will be immediately familiar to a generation of people who called Beeston home in the 1960s.

The Public Library is on the left and the Police Station on the right both of which opened in July 1903. The photo was taken in August 1964 and is one of 17 memories showcasing a year in the life of the community. Rows of back to back houses, washing lines on streets, children playing and neighbours gossiping dominate the focus of the images. Two other landmarks featured include the Harrison's Arms pub and James Phillips (Plasterers) Ltd on Cemetery Road. The photos are published courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, which collects and looks after the unique documentary heritage of the region dating from the 12th century to the present day - more than 800 years of local history. It also runs Catablogue, an online blog dedicated to preserving the past, serving the present and protecting the future. READ MORE: 43 closed Leeds pubs which will stir fond memories for drinkers LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook YEP RETRO NEWSLETTER: Sign up for our free monthly email digest of Leeds nostalgia

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