Enjoy these photo memories around Leeds in 1959. PIC: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net
Enjoy these photo memories around Leeds in 1959. PIC: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net

Nostalgic photos capture life around Leeds in 1959

This wonderful photo of a policeman directing traffic in Leeds city centre kicks off a gallery of memories from around Leeds in 1959.

By Andrew Hutchinson
Friday, 4th March 2022, 4:45 am

His is pictured on Boar Lane at the busy junction with Bishopgate Street where cars are visible towards the left, and Wellington Street, far right. The image is one of 20 photo gems celebrating a year in the life of Leeds during which trams cease to operate in the city. Pubs, cinemas shops and landmarks are all featured from a wide range of suburbs including Burley, Sheepscar, Holbeck and Hunslet as well as Wortley and Woodhouse and Beeston. This collection is published courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service and photographic archive Leodis which is run by Leeds Library & Information Service. READ MORE: 12 photos of The Headrow from the 1950s LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

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