Enjoy these memories of Kirkgate Market in the 1980s. PICS: YPN
Enjoy these memories of Kirkgate Market in the 1980s. PICS: YPN

Changing Leeds - Walk around Kirkgate Market during the 1980s

It is has been described "one of the gems of the city" and these photos prove just why.

By Andrew Hutchinson
Tuesday, 16th June 2020, 10:48 am

Leeds Kirkgate Market has welcomed generations of shoppers down the decades. It became the largest indoor market in Europe when it opened​ in 1857 and through the years has had a tough life with scars to prove it. These photos turn back the focus on life in the market during the 1980s, a time when it was on the rise after a devastating fire in December 1975. Do you remember these stalls and traders? CHANGING LEEDS: The night Kirkgate Market was devastated by fire | 20 photos of Vicar Lane through the years LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

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