Memories of Leeds sweet shops down the decades

Sweet memories are made of these - and who are we to disagree?

Saturday, 24th April 2021, 7:22 am
Enjoy these photo memories of sweet shops from down the decades. PIC: Michael Barber
Enjoy these photo memories of sweet shops from down the decades. PIC: Michael Barber

These photo gems feature sugar and spice and all things nice. They turn back the clock to celebrate the sweet shops that children spent their pocket money in through the years. They images are a pick and mix from the YEP archive and others 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: Open All Hours - 18 photos of Leeds corner shops down the decades LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

January 1940 and pictured is newsagent and sweet shop, business of Edward Hutchinson. It was located at the corner of Heath Grove, opposite Elland Road.
Hemingway's sweet shop on Old Lane in Beeston in April 1935.

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Johnson and Openshaw sweet shop looking from Cross Stamford Street to Bristol Street in Sheepscar in March 1959.
A small group outside Brown & Polson's sweet shop and tobacconist on Rothwell's Commercial Street in 1902. The building is decorated with flags and bunting to celebrate the coronation of Edward VII.
On the left is a sweet shop on Hillidge Place, Hunslet, pictured in August 1964.
July 1964 and pictured is the sweet shop and tobacconist at the corner of Hillidge Road in Hunslet run by Cecil Dent.
Who remembers a sweet shop on the corner of Winchester Street in Armley? Pictured in June 1973.
Dawes newsagents and sweet shop on Willow Terrace Road in Woodhouse. Pictured in August 1960.
A newsagents and sweet shop on Delph Lane in Woodhouse. Pictured in September 1959.
Do you remember the 'Cockburn Tuck Shop'? The two windows on the left edge were part of Burton Road, a grocers and sweet shop, run by A. Gifford. Pictured in October 1967.
December 1932 and this parade of shops on Stainbeck Road in Meanwood featured a sweet shop run by Francis Annie Hall. It also sold toys, tobacco and stationary.
Do you remember the sweet shop run by M.Green on Rothwell's Commercial Street in the 1970s?
December 1965, Coupland Row, grocers and sweet shop with the name H and E Simpson over the door. This is the corner with Coupland Terrace in Beeston.
Brown's Sweet Shop on Kirkgate Market pictured in February 1989.
November 2007 and pictured is Carol Brewer behind the counter at her sweet shop Marples in Horsforth.
Share your favourite sweet shop in Leeds down the decades with Andrew Hutchinson via email at: [email protected] or tweet him - @AndyHutchYPN