37 never seen before photos of Kirkstall through the years

Is this the Kirkstall you remember?

Monday, 19th August 2019, 3:58 pm

These photos have been plucked from the Yorkshire Evening Post archive and predominantly showcase life in the suburb during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. They feature local landmarks, street scenes such as Kirkstall Road, 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 | Rodley | Meanwood | Morley | Headingley LOVE LEEDS, LOVE RETRO? Join 'Leeds Retro' on facebook

One of the Kirkstall Forge water hammers.
Leafy Morris Lane, described by a report in 1970 as 'quiet, well kept and eminently respectable'
Kirkstall Garage.

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Cyril Miles, stationmaster of Kirkstall and Armley (Canal Road).
Kirkstall Valley objectors meet.
Standard VII boys at St Simon's School on Ventor Street, off Kirkstall Road.
Looking at the Kirkstall Valley scheme are Isobel Baylis, a member of the Kirkstall Valley Campaign; David Benn, campaign member; Lord Peel, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust president & Peter Hartley, chair of Leeds Development Corporation
Remember the RSPCA building in Kirkstall Road?
Campaigners chose the middle of the FA Cup final to launch their latest strike against a 20m shopping, housing and leisure scheme in Kirkstall Valley.
Jim Beattie at a 'danger' stop on Abbey Road where campaigners were seeking a crossing.
Work on the Kirkstall Valley Nature reserve.
Kirkstall Bridge.
Chris Greenfield, 18 and Karen Fairbrother, 19, clear the Leeds and Liverpool canal towpath at Kirkstall.
Abbey Gorse, the large mansion style house on Morris Lane stands derelioct following a fire.
Spen Lane residentsended up with a room with a view they didn't want after an electricity pylon was put up in front of their homes.
Kirkstall Community Clinic.
Do you recognise this shop, staff and customers?
Kirkstall Brewery.
A decision on the 70 million proposal to redevelop Kirkstall Valley was imminent.
Peter Brears, director of museums pictured by Kirkstall Forge Locks.
Objectors demanded answers on the future development of the Kirkstall Valley at a packed public meeting.
The canal at Kirkstall.
An artist's impression of a proposed scheme for the Fairbairn site on Kirkstall Road.
A famous Leeds giant towering over Kirkstall Road.
Months of hard work by volunteers renovating a derelict farm were rewarded when Hollybush was officially opened as a conservation training centre.
Kirkstall Brewery student residences.
Sunshine and shadow looking up Abbey Walk to Morris Lane.
There were plans for this house on Morris Lane to be converted into bedrooms for ex-prisoners.
Kirkstall Clinic.
The Mormons Leeds chapel in Kirkstall.
The opening of Kirkstall Leisure Centre.
View of the bar at Kirkstall Leisure Centre with windows overlooking the swimming pool.
The community room at Kirkstall Leisure Centre.
The car park at Kirkstall Leisure Centre.
Kirkstall Leisure Centre was making the news for all the wrong reasons after vandals threw a bag of green flourescent dye into the pool.
Jinxed Kirkstall Leisure Centre reopened its swimming pool after hurried repairs over the Easter holidays.
This curious roadside obelisk at the entrance to Kirkstall Forge marked the half way point between London and Edinburgh.