Middleton in the 1930s: Tivoli cinema, shops and a housing estate in focus

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This landmark in the heart of Middleton boasts a trail blazing claim to fame.

It is thought that the Tivoli in Miggy was the first cinema in Leeds to close for use as a bingo hall. This photo was taken just a few years after it first opened and is one of 14 photo gems showcasing life around the south Leeds suburb in the 1930s. It was a decade which saw the community building for the future with the Middleton estate taking shape while Middleton Park Golf Course officially opened. READ MORE: Beeston in the 1930s – From fish and chips to Dewsbury Road LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

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