20 never seen before photos of Rodley through the years

Is this the Rodley you remember?

Monday, 24th June 2019, 8:15 am

These photos have been plucked from the Yorkshire Evening Post archive and predominantly showcase life in the village during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. They feature local landmarks, street scenes, as well as pubs, restaurants and shops that you may remember. And they are also the focus of some news stories from back in the day. MORE UNSEEN PHOTOS: Beeston | Horsforth | Harehills | Headingley

A community constable and young people joined forces - to arrest the decline of a stretch of canal at Rodley. PC Dave Norman and youngsters from Rodley Youth Project cleaned up a section of the Leeds Liverpool Canal towpath.
19th century buildings off Town Street at Rodley alongside the Leeds and Liverpool Canal that were to be preserved.
Reflections of hoses in the still waters of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Rodley.

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A surprise warm day, the lazy drift of a waterway and a handrail on which to lean and think on the swing bridge over the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Rodley.
There was not longer to wait. Soon these winter shrouds would be discarded and boats moored on the Leeds and LIverpool Canal at Rodley would be brought to life again.
People enjoy a stroll by the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Rodley. Excuse the green mark in the corner of the photo.
Rodley Town Street.
Sunday morning roach anglers on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Rodley.
The peace and quiet is to be enjoyed at Rodley in the mid 1960s.
Match fisherman on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Rodley.
Sandoz - the Swiss-owned pharaceutical company - were carrying out multi million pound alterations to their regional complex at Rodley.
Gravestones at a derelict chapel on Bagley Lane at Rodley were causing a headache for architects.
People who knew it long ago will recognise the shape if not the present form of the old Rodley Picture House - the name everyone knew it by, but officially the Rialto.
Do you remember The Stanhope Hotel at Rodley?
Rodley Lane looking down towards Rodley roundabout.
Urgent repair work was underway at the Ecumenical Centre at Rodley to fight spreading dry rot.
Houses on Nunthorpe Road in Rodley. Residents had already started their own environmental improvement. Leeds City Council was planning to 'initiate action towards clearance' between 1982 and 1986.
This is Arthur Clarke who was getting all steamed up about smoke emissions from Sandoz. He was concerned about how to protect the unspolied beauty of land around his cottage.
More than 80 workers at a Rodley engineering factory were made redundant. Management at Clyde Booth's blamed the 82 job losses on the recession and a severe downturn in the oil-field equipmnent market.
Did you enjoy a meal at Rodley restaurant Olivers Paris back in the day?