26 photos to take you back to Leeds in 1985

Is this the Leeds you remember?

Monday, 1st June 2020, 8:44 am
Enjoy these memories of Leeds in 1985. Is this a city you remember? PIC: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net
Enjoy these memories of Leeds in 1985. Is this a city you remember? PIC: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net

Your city has undergone some huge changes in the last 35 years. We've dug through our archive at the Yorkshire Evening Post to find these photos take you back to Leeds in 1985. READ MORE: 21 photos to take you back to Leeds in 1984 | 26 photos to take you back to Leeds in 1989 LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

Waving goodbye to rain-soaked Leeds were the West Riding Singers, on their way to represent Britain in an international choral festival in Switzerland.
Mothers staged a playground protest at Westfield Primary on Burley Road after they were refused permission to supervise their children's lunch breaks. Teachers were refusing to supervise meals as part of their dispute over pay.

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Elland Road hosted a replay of the 1966 World Cup Final. Exchange pennants ahead of kick off are England and West Germany captains Bobby Moore and Uwe Seeler.
Comic Spike Milligan was at Austicks Bookshop on The Headrow where he was signing copies of his latest book, Where have all the bullets gone?
Posters and leaflets were to be banned from Kirkgate Market under proposed new by-laws.
Sir Len Hutton was back in his native Pudsey to unveil a plaque commemorating the restoration of the Britannia ground. Sir Len is pictured next to Phil Carrick (left) with Congs chairman Ralph Middlebrook and Cliff Bales (right).
Novelist Barbara Cartland visited Leeds. Her 723 novels were translated into 38 languages.
The Post Office revealed it intended to close the Woodhouse sub-post office. The plan brought a wave of protest from those who used it.
Manager David Nicholas and chef Graham Wells in the ballroom at the Wellesley Hotel in Leeds city centre.
The Middleton Arms, which in 1985 boasted a snooker club in an upstairs room.
One of Leeds oldest hotels - Wilsons on New Briggate - was due to be refurbished by its new owners.
The junction of Call Lane and Duncan Street.
Bruce Springsteen rocked Roundhay Park. Were you among the crowd that day?
Broderick's shops opposite Leeds Civic Theatre were proving to be an eyesore.
This is the Cosmos Club on Francis Street in Chapeltown where a fireman was pulled to safety after he collapsed while fighting a blaze.
Chapel Allerton Tennis Club manager Bill Lumsden on the indoor complex.
The staff entrance to Queens Hotel in Leeds city centre.
The entrance to Colton village off the Selby Road.
Does this street view look familiar? It is Chapel Allerton.
Wellington House on Wellington Street. The junction with King Street is on the left, with the Hotel Metropole, a Grade II listed building, at the far edge.
Detached houses with large gardens in the Tranmere Park residential area of Guiseley.
A view from Woolman Street across a busy car park towards Marsh Lane. The Smith's Arms public house is seen in the centre background.
View of Marsh Lane showing a cleared area where buildings adjoining the Smith's Arms public house, seen on the right, have been demolished.
New Briggate, with the entrance to the Grand Arcade in the centre.
The back of Warwick House office building. Steps lead up to Wade Lane. The Merrion Centre multi-storey car park can be viewed in the background.
New Briggate with Adel Properties, estate agents, on the left, and The Alternative, restaurant and takeaway, in the centre. Just visible on the right is The Art Centre with Wilson's Hotel above.
View of Terminus Parade, part of a row of four shops on the corner of Farm Road and Station Road in Crossgates.
Brethericks florists shop on Harrogate Road in Chapel Allerton.
The junction of Selby Road and Dunhill Rise, showing a row of shops including Wray's Hardware and DIY, Hair Express, a wool shop and a chemist.
The Merron Centre from Merrion Way. On the left is the Merrion Centre Superstore, an indoor retail market. To the right of this is Neville's D.I.Y.
A busy New Briggate on a warm, sunny day. Lewis's department store is on the left. Shops on the right include John Laing, menswear, Head Quaters hair salon, and William Hill bookmaker with Whan Hai Chinese restaurant above.
Morley High Street. Further along is Alamo Garage at Quarry Mill can be seen in the background on the left.
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