1982 proved to be a year of enormous social and economic change, difficulty and upheaval for the city and beyond. The year started with unemployment in the UK topping three million, the highest since records began in the 1930s, and led the city's jobless to stand at the side of roads with placards advertising for work. It was a 12 months which finished with a visit from The Queen who opened the Henry Moore sculpture gallery. The year also saw Leeds pubs given the all clear by magistrates to open until 11pm, instead of 10.30pm, on Fridays and Saturdays. These images 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: 22 photos to take you back to Leeds in 1981 LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook
25 photos to take you back to Leeds in 1982
These photos showcase a year in the life of your Leeds in the early 1980s.
By Andrew Hutchinson
Monday, 3rd January 2022, 7:24 am
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