Leeds in the 1970s: What it was like growing up in the decade of strikes and flares

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It was a decade of great nights out, community spirit, hot summers and winning football and for those old enough to remember the 1970s.

70s Leeds witnessed its fair share of ups and downs but for a generation how lived it, the decade proved one to remember for many reasons. People reminisce of hot summers, playing out, a culture of respect and a pack of sweets to last the whole week. This collection of photos are added to the memories of YEP readers those who grew up in the 1970s. READ MORE: Fantastic photos of Leeds city centre during the 1970s LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook YEP NEWSLETTERS: Sign up for free news and sport emails

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