First Leeds snowdrops of 2017?

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Spring is on its way - at least if this snowdrop snap is anything to go by.

Staff at Harewood House on the outskirts of Leeds photographed the first bulbs of the year in bloom on the estate's grounds.

It is unusual to spot snowdrops in January, especially as the second half of the month has been chilly.

For possible use in the YP From the Archive series.''10th May 1988''THE MIGHTY Mallard, pride of Britain's railway history, puffed into Leeds Station today with a raging thirst.''It was pulling such a heavy load - 12 carriages carrying 250 top Post Office customers and stamp collectors - that it needed extra water supplies at Holbeck.''"The last thing we wanted was the boiler blowing up on Britain's pride and joy," said Mr Philip Round, Post Office Information Officer.''Mallard was making a special run across the Pennines from Manchester Victoria to mark two major anniversaries:

Leeds nostalgia: Mallard pulls into Leeds to mark 50th anniversary of world speed record... in 1988