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In pictures: Historic Rothwell - the Leeds town proud of its coal mining heritage

We have delved into the YEP archive and turned back the clock to bring you these photos of Rothwell down the years.

We hope they evoke some happy memories:

The names of the 44 men from Rothwell who gave their lives for their country during the 1939-45 was are being added to the town's war memorial at the expense of some of their old comrades, the Rothwell Branch of the British Legion. The memorial was raised by public subscription after the First World War.

1. April 1961

The names of the 44 men from Rothwell who gave their lives for their country during the 1939-45 was are being added to the town's war memorial at the expense of some of their old comrades, the Rothwell Branch of the British Legion. The memorial was raised by public subscription after the First World War.
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First day of the new Rothwell open market which opened  Saturday May 2, 1981, behind Blackburn Hall.

2. May 1981

First day of the new Rothwell open market which opened Saturday May 2, 1981, behind Blackburn Hall.
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The two terrace houses on Park Lane which have been left to go to ruin.

3. September 1990

The two terrace houses on Park Lane which have been left to go to ruin.
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Rothwell's shopping centre and precinct.

4. May 1983

Rothwell's shopping centre and precinct.
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