Enjoy these photo memories showcasing life on Briggate in the 1930s. PIC: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net
Enjoy these photo memories showcasing life on Briggate in the 1930s. PIC: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net

Briggate in the 1930s: Rialto cinema, M&S and Watson Cairns in focus

These photo gems celebrate a decade of life on one of Leeds city centre's most-treasured shopping streets.

By Andrew Hutchinson
Sunday, 10th April 2022, 7:42 am

Briggate has played a part in the life of Leeds residents for generations. These photos capture a snapshot of life during the 1930s and feature a range of shops and landmarks many of which continue to play a big part in the city's rich history and heritage. These images are published courtesy of photographic archive Leodis, which is run by which is run by Leeds Library & Information Service. READ MORE: The Briggate skyscraper that was never built LOVE NOSTALGIA? LOVE LEEDS? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

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