Changing Leeds - Boar Lane down the decades

It is the city centre street which was the site of Leeds's first department store.

Tuesday, 24th March 2020, 5:00 am
Updated Monday, 30th March 2020, 8:24 am
Is this the Boar Lane you remember?
Is this the Boar Lane you remember?

Boar Lane was home to The Grand Pygmalion, which opened in 1888, selling old clothes, gloves, umbrellas, haberdashery, china, vases, upholstery, and furniture. These photos celebrate its impact at the heart of city centre life for more than 100 years. READ MORE: Briggate down the decades - The Leeds street we all know and love | Schofields Leeds in 12 photos - The department store which stood proud among the city's shopping elite LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

A view of Boar Lane in the early 20th century.
Norton's Oyster Shop on Boar Lane in the early 20th century.

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A view of Boar Lane in the early 20th century.
Boar Lane in May 1974 featuring New Station Street.
Men repairing tram lines on Boar Lane. Year unknown.
Boar Lane and Bishopgate in the late 1950s.
Boar Lane with its junction with Bishopgate in February 1967.
Is this the Boar Lane you remember? Pictured in September 1974.
Trams on Boar Lane in 1947.
A smog filled night on Boar Lane as a Roundhay tram makes slow progress.
A construction site on Boar Lane in January 1975. Does anyone know what was being built?
A wet and miserable Boar Lane in November 1975.
Boar Lane looking towards Briggate in January 1974.
Do you remember these shops on Boar Lane? This photo is from June 1972.
March 1976 and this is the NatWest bank and Trevelyan Chambers.
Boar Lane from the Griffin Hotel looking towards the Corn Exchange in August 1962.
Alexandre on Boar Lane in April 1967. Did you shop here back in the day?
Holy Trinity Church on Boar Lane. Year unknown.
Boar Lane was home to C&A until its closed in July 2000. Did you shop there back in the day?
Share your memories of what Boar Lane means to you with Andrew.Hutchinson via email at: [email protected] or tweet him - @AndyHutchYPN