21 rarely-seen photos take you back to Leeds in the 1980s

This collection of photos takes you back to Leeds 1980s – although the specific year of each image is unknown.

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They take you around the city during the decade but can you add a specific date to any of the wonderful photos which provide a fascinating glimpse into life around Leeds at a time of enormous social and economic change. Suburbs in focus include Armley and Bramley in west Leeds, Middleton and Beeston in south Leeds and Crossgates in east Leeds. The images 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: 25 Leeds pubs you may remember from the 1980s LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook