Changing face of a city: Is this the Leeds you remember in 1980?

Do you remember this Leeds in 1980?
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sharp suits and shoulder pads were all the rage, a memorable Ford Capri was parked up in Briggate and Leeds United finished ninth in the First Division.

Elsewhere Hunslet Lane was beginning to show signs of congestion and Grandways supermarket shared Dewsbury Road with much older establishments.

Memories of dancing days from years gone by were revived when hundreds of people took to the floor of the Astoria Ballroom in Roundhay and on Call Lane adverts for the long gone Austin Princess and Woolworths formed a backdrop for pedestrians.


In pictures - Historic Cross Gates - the Leeds suburb which boasts some firsts

In pictures: Historic Pudsey - the Leeds market town famed for treacle mines and ducks flying backwards

In pictures: Historic Farsley - the Leeds village mentioned in the Domesday Book

In pictures: Historic Armley - the suburb in the shadow of the city centre