Enjoy these photos showcasing life in Leeds during the 1880s. PICS: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net
Enjoy these photos showcasing life in Leeds during the 1880s. PICS: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net

Remarkable photos showcase life in Leeds during the 1880s

These remarkable photos showcase life around Leeds during the 1880s.

Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 8:24 am

Leeds was a town not a city in the 1880s. It was a decade which started with the first telephones established in the town, the opening of the first fish and chip shop and Michael Marks open a stall in Leeds market. Leeds divided into five Parliamentary constituencies by the mid-1880s and Leeds Art Gallery was opened in 1888. Enjoy these photos, published courtesy of photographic archive Leodis, run by Leeds Library & Information Service, which showcase life across Leeds during an era which also saw Louis le Prince takes some of the world’s first moving pictures from Leeds Bridge. READ MORE: Amazing photos showcase life in Leeds during the 1890s | Fantastic photos show life in Leeds during the 1910s | Astonishing photos of Leeds city centre during the 1920s LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

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