Enjoy these photo memories from around Armley in the 1920s. PIC: YPN
Enjoy these photo memories from around Armley in the 1920s. PIC: YPN

Armley in the 1920s: When park life was at the heart of LS12

This collection rewinds close on a century to showcase life in Armley during the last 20s.

By Andrew Hutchinson
Friday, 22nd April 2022, 4:45 am

It was a decade which featured the opening of a green gem in the heart of LS12 - Gotts Park. The 24 acres of parkland and the mansion which had been owned by industrialist Benjamin Gott, owner of Bean Ing Mill and Armley Mills, were presented to the city by trustees Wade’s charity. They leased the mansion and it’s grounds for 999 years to Leeds City Council. Part of the agreement was to see the grounds of the mansion remain a leisure space for the people of Leeds. These photos also bring to life, shops, pubs and transport links in the heart of the community. The majority of the images are published courtesy of photographic archive Leodis, which is run by Leeds Library & Information Service. READ MORE: Fantastic photos showcase life in Leeds during the 1920s LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

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