When a Leeds pet shop owner gave a lizard the kiss of life

As far as the more unusual stories your YEP has covered down the years it is up there with the best.

Billy Kirtley owner of Rothwell Pets and Reptiles Centre, saved the life of Peabod, a young Bearded Dragon lizard, by giving it a kiss of life. Our photo shows Billy and Peapod with his owner Nicola Slater. This was June in 2001, a month which featured Prime Minister Tony Blair enjoying a Saturday morning walk about on a Leeds estate and a well-known Coronation Street actress was in the city on a green fingered mission. Enjoy these photo memories, plucked from the YEP archive, charting 30 days in the life of your city. READ MORE: 33 closed Leeds pubs which will stir fond memories for drinkers LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

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