28 of the best photos take you back to Leeds in 1980

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These wonderful photos provide a fascinating snapshot of life around Leeds at the dawn of a new decade.

This collection turns the back the clock to 1980, a year which featured thousands taking to the streets of the city centre for the 7th Lord Mayor's Parade and celebrations to mark 10 years of twinship between Leeds and Dortmund. The gallery also features well-known city centre landmarks before heading out into the suburbs which include memories from Headingley, Beeston, Aberford, Hunslet and Harehills. The 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: 26 Leeds shops you visited during the 1980s from the city centre to the suburbs LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook