Leeds nostalgia: And so to bed

Somebody once that that you should make two big investments in your life.

Tuesday, 23rd February 2016, 1:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd February 2016, 1:25 pm
1991: Peter Shoubridge, Dunlopillos export director was paraded on a mattress after winning a Queen's award.

A good pair of shoes and a good bed. Because if you’re not in one you’re in the other.

The bedding industry of course has underpinned West Yorkshire for a very long time and in 1991 Peter Shoubridge, Dunlopillo’s export director was paraded on a mattress after winning a Queen’s award.

In 1962 Mrs. John Eyles ascended a 15ft. ladder to repair the colossal bed at Beningbrough Hall and it the Salvation Army dormitory at Lisbon Street Leeds was tried out by this man in 1971.

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1991: Peter Shoubridge, Dunlopillos export director was paraded on a mattress after winning a Queen's award.

The sleeping quarters were less than ideal at Humberside Polytechnic in 1990 when these students were forced to overspill into the sports hall but things were much cosier on the York/Scottish Highlands sleeper in 1970 when George Andrews provided a superb overnight catering service.

1991: Peter Shoubridge, Dunlopillos export director was paraded on a mattress after winning a Queen's award.