27 photos to take you back to Leeds in 1973

Is this the Leeds you remember?

Monday, 11th May 2020, 8:13 am
Is this the Leeds you remember? PIC: YPN
Is this the Leeds you remember? PIC: YPN

Your city has undergone some huge changes in the last 50 years. We've dug through our archive at the Yorkshire Evening Post to find these photos take you back to Leeds in 1973. READ MORE: 17 photos to take you back to Leeds in 1970 | 25 photos to take you back to Leeds in 1972 | 21 photos to take you back to Leeds in 1978 | 19 photos to take you back to Leeds in 1979 LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join the Leeds Retro facebook group

The queue for the C&A sales on New Year's Day.
The construction of the Westgate Tunnel in the city centre.

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There were plans to turn the Star and Garter pub in the city centre into an amusement arcade.
Slate-strewn Commercial Street was empty of shoppers after part of the pedestrian precinct was closed owing to gale force winds.
A bride and groom (on left), and five of the the groom's Teddy Boy friends jive in Park Square gardens after a wedding at Leeds Register Office.
Cyril Hoffman beside the pumps at a filling station in Harehills where customers were being rationed when buying petrol.
Inside the Corn Exchange.
The Metropole Hotel was hosting a 'Fabrics from France' exhibition. Pictured modelling French suits, left to right, are Tina Franchi, Gail Cawthorne and Liz Esteve.
Elton John on stage at The Refectory at the University of Leeds. Were you among the crowd?
The issue of speeding prompted this demonstration on Scott Hall Road.
Work was underway on the gilding of the Leeds Civic Hall owls.
Hell's Angels rode into Leeds for the funeral of the president of the Leeds Chapter, Stephen Guest.
This is New York Road on the Leeds Inner Ring Road approaching the junction with North Street, to the left, and New Briggate to the right.
This is Captain Harry Cocksedge, who was presented with a watch to mark 50 years with the Boys Brigade. He is pictured with members of the 9th Leeds Company.
The Queen Mother inspects the crew of HMS Ark Royal. The ship had been granted the freedom of the city.
A night scene of the bus stops on Vicar Lane near the Corn Exchange.
Were you a regular here - Town Hall Tavern on Westgate - back in the day? The licensee was Frank Mulloy.
Parking meters were introduced on Vicar Lane which included paying on a Saturday.
Recognise here? This is High Street in Kippax.
PC Gerald Fenton, one of the Chapeltown community officers, takes children over a pedestrian crossing.
Wellington Street. The Post Office tower is pictured under construction on the left.
The junction of Stanningley Road and Leeds and Bradford Road.
Sergeant Richard Dunn, a parachute regiment contender for the British heavyweight boxing championship, supervises a bout in the ring at Pudsey.
This is Albert Marshall who worked as a general blacksmith on Goodman Street in Hunslet.
Doug Padgett leads out the Yorkshire CCC players at Headingley.
Sunday lunch sold by four top Leeds butchers. Pictured, from left, William Waite, secretary of the Association of Leeds Retail Butchers, Ltd., James Price, president, Stephen Wilkinson and Mr. J. Kershaw, president-elect.
Caretaker Charles Matthews with some of the crates of milk bottles at St. Thomas Aquinas School in Meanwood.
Were you a patient here back in the day?
Do you have any idea where this photo was taken in Leeds?
Clarence Bateman among the racks and racks of lost property at the Post Office on Quebec Street in Leeds.
Temple Moor High School pupils Mike Beardsall (left) and Phil Johnson were all togged up with nowhere to swim. Students had been banned from using the pool, which was littered with floating debris.
Young bell ringers at Rothwell Parish Church. Pictured, from left, Ian Flatress, Leslie McCourt, Glen Fox and Christopher Newton.
Painting on the wall - one of the activities undertaken at Leeds Free School.
This is the Mechanic's Institute which was set to be demolished.
A derelict pub at the junction of Water Lane and Neville Street.
Promoter Colin Mawston hit problems with his all-night pop festival at the Queen's Hall. Pop group Home failed to turn up and Sundance went home without playing when they found the festival was running behind schedule.
More smiles - this time from the Leeds Grand Theatre pantomime, Mother Goose. Susan Mosco is pictured with Cardew Robinson. Is Stanley Baxter also pictured?
Cast members from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs being staged at Leeds City Varieties were at a children's party at Killingbeck Hospital.
Inside Seacroft Shopping Centre.
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