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Leeds Quarry Hill Flats in 27 photos - rise and fall of the UK's largest social housing complex

They were built to tackle a housing problem affecting thousands of working class Leeds residents blighted by slum properties and illegal back-to-back housing.

Tuesday, 22nd October 2019, 2:28 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd October 2019, 3:29 pm

Quarry Hill Flats became the largest social housing complex in the UK and helped to reduce the housing problem during the war. It was seen as a modern build at the time which included lifts, electric lighting, a launderette and even a swimming pool. The flats were popular, encouraging a sense of community through the highly communal way of living. Yet being deemed ahead of their time the flats were demolished in 1978 due to their poor condition. READ MORE: 63 photos you'll only understand if you enjoyed the Leeds Lord Mayor's Parade in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s |The A to Z of Leeds - 26 reasons to be proud of your city

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