Photos capture Roundhay Park frozen in time

These charming photos capture two moments frozen in time.

Tuesday, 9th February 2021, 5:24 pm
PIC: Leeds Libraries,
PIC: Leeds Libraries,

Both images show how Leeds was gripped by an arctic blast of snow and ice in 1958

The first image shows a frozen Waterloo Lake in Roundhay Park. Scores of people went on the ice in a scene from a Lowry painting.

It is 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.

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The second photo is plucked from the YEP archive and shows children sledging in Roundhay Park in January 1958.


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