Enjoy these photo memories of Albion Street in the 1930s and 1940s. PIC: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net
Enjoy these photo memories of Albion Street in the 1930s and 1940s. PIC: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net

Changing Leeds - Photo memories of Albion Street in the 1930s and 1940s

These photos rewind the clock to celebrate two decades of life on Albion Street in Leeds city centre.

Friday, 26th November 2021, 8:27 am

The images rewind to the 1930s and 1940s and showcase how this landmark thoroughfare was home to a range of shops including the Co-op, the doyen of city centre stores which aimed to present a brave new shopping face to shoppers across the city and beyond. The photos are 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: Go inside the Co-op's flagship Leeds Albion Street store during the 1980s LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

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