West Leeds in focus: 21 photo gems take you back to Stanningley in the 1960s

This photo gallery features a slice of life in Stanningley during the 1960s.

Corner shops to cafes are in focus as is Town Street which remains at the heart of the community to this day. Rows of back to back houses also dominate the images and are punctuated with scenes of factory life which provided employment to a generation of local people. The photos are published courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, which collects and looks after the unique documentary heritage of the region dating from the 12th century to the present day - more than 800 years of local history. It also runs Catablogue, an online blog dedicated to preserving the past, serving the present and protecting the future. READ MORE: 43 closed Leeds pubs which will stir fond memories for drinkers LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook YEP RETRO NEWSLETTER: Sign up for our free monthly email digest of Leeds nostalgia

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