33 photo memories to take you back to Leeds in 1966

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Saturday, 22nd May 2021, 6:00 am
Enjoy these photo memories from around Leeds in 1966.
Enjoy these photo memories from around Leeds in 1966.

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 1966. It was a year which saw the city's police helped in the fight against crime and celebrations as England won the World Cup. Is this a city you remember? READ MORE: 24 photos to take you back to Leeds in 1968 LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

A queue on the A1 south of Wetherby at the junction with the Leeds road in April 1966 which carried a line of cars right back to Collingham.
England fans gather round a television set in the window of a Leeds shop to watch the World Cup in 1966.

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Briggate in December 1966.
March 1966 and pictured is Joe James 'Dick' Russell who decided to retire as secretary of the Yorkshire League.
A policeman climbs into the crowd at Elland Road during Leeds United's clash with Everton in September 1966.
Down comes another Leeds building in March 1966. This time at the corner of St. Paul's Street and East Parade. In the background is Leeds Town Hall.
March 1966 and the new wholesale meat market and abattoir on Pontefract Lane opened occupying a seven and a half acre site.
Inside Osmondthorpe Youth Club in July 1966. Pictured with the club's jukebox are, from left, John Knight, Stephen Mortimer and Brian Garth.
September 1966 and this 45-year-old fire engine, named 'Princess Alice' resided at Rothwell Fire Station.
Thousands of toys in the Yorkshire Evening Post garage on Marlborough Street were set to bring a gleam of happiness to underprivileged children at Christmas.
Leeds United's own World Cup winners at Leeds Civic Hall in August 1966. Pictured is Jack Charlton (centre) with Norman Hunter on the left and Les Cocker on the right.
Leeds Stock Exchange in October 1966.
Youngsters fishing on the River Aire near Whitehall Road in August 1966.
6.30am in November 1966 at a Leeds office and two cleaners, Annie Burke (kneeling) and Lily Backhouse, watch a great moment in TV - a live transmission for the first time, of pictures direct from Australia via the satellite.
Looking from Crown Point Bridge across the River Aire towards the flats of Saxton Gardens in January 1966.
A new office block at the top of Albion Street was nearing completion in February 1966. This photo was taken from the new car park on Wade Lane looking towards The Headrow.
January 1966 and pictured is The General Wade pub, with a glazed bridge connecting the first floor lounge bar to the reception area of the new Merrion Hotel.
The Nags Head at Chapel Allerton in August 1966.
Woodhouse Lane and the junction with The Headrow in November 1966.
A view from Communications Tower at Cookridge in September 1966.
Westgate roundabout and junction of new Inner Ring Road on right from police headquarters in November 1966.
Bishopgate Street looking towards City Square from the City Station car park in November 1966.
Cleaning St. Johns Shopping Centre in June 1966. The Merrion Hotel is in the background.
St. Philip's Church at Scholes was due to be consecrated by the Bishop of Ripon in November 1966.
The Rose gardens at Roundhay Park in August 1966.
Leeds Civic Hall. This photo was taken from the top of the new multi-storey block at Leeds Central Colleges in November 1966.
Kirkgate Market in October 1966.
Bishopgate looking towards City Square in November 1966.
The Salvation Army's hostel on Lisbon Street pictured in August 1966.
Measuring the amount of noise generated despite an appeal for quiet outside the Brotherton Wing of Leeds General Infirmary in 1966 .
These new Sunbeam Tiger G. T. cars were being used by Leeds City Police's traffic department in July 1966.
A view from the top of the control tower at Leeds Bradford Airport in 1966.
Whitelocks in 1966.
The new-look Leeds City Police car in September 1966. It boasted an illuminated sign on top and large letters on each side.
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