42 never seen before photos of Armley through the years

is this the Armley you remember?

Friday, 6th September 2019, 3:54 pm

These photos have been plucked from the Yorkshire Evening Post archive and showcase life in LS12, predominantly 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: Rodley | Bramley | Wortley LOVE LEEDS, LOVE RETRO? Join 'Leeds Retro' on facebook

Shoppers on Armley Town Street.
Armley was the location of ITV schools' history programme 'How We Used To Live'. Remember watching that?
Council chiefs were clamping down on illegal parking on Town Street.

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Armley traders were locked in a bitter battle with the Post Office. The Post Office was planning big savings by downgrading the status of 15 Crown offices to sub office status across Yorkshire.
Is this the Armley you remember?
An aerial view of Armley.
Gravestones at St Bartholomew's Church which were proposed to be removed.
Armley Mills.
White Horse at the junction of Wellington Road and Armley Road. The pub was demolished to make way for Inner Ring Road scheme.
Remember Armley campaigners John McMullen, Diane Ackroyd and Brian Hunt?
Gotts Park in Armley with a view looking towards the city.
Visitors to the drop-in group at the Hall Lane Community Centre in Armley which was under the threat of closure.
Armley Sports Centre.
Last of The Hopes awaits demolition. Pictured is Hope Mount.
Where some of the former residents of The Hopes were living... new council housing in Ley Lane.
The site of The Hopes in Stanningley Road exposes a new view of Gotts Park.
The end was in sight for a drivers' nightmare in Armley dubbed 'rocky road' by motorists. The trouble started when Yorkshire Water workmen installed a mains trench and then supply pipes to houses along Greenhill Road.
Heavy lorries were causing an early morning nightmare in a quiet Armley street, claimed furious residents. Householders on Station Road were demanding council action to stop the wagons waking them up.
Do you remember these shops?
Conservationists wanted to save this row of terrace hosues in Armley. The properties, 141-145 on Town Street, are close to the birthplace to best selling authoress Barbara Taylor Bradford who featured such buildings in her stories.
This scene in Sultan Place, Armley, will bring back memories for the folks who lived in the rows of back to backs.
This view over parkland brings the owners of a house on Rombalds Place in Armley a yearly bill from Leeds City Council... for just 15p.
FitzArthur Street, Fearnley Street and Gledhow Street in Tong Road which an action group tried to save from demolition in the 1970s. They were unsuccessful and these streets have now disappeared.
Greenock Place in Upper Armley.
Shoppers on Armley Town Street.
Travellers Rest on Hill Top Road.
Leeds's biggest sport centre at Carr Crofts, Armley, was opened by West Leeds MP Joe Dean. The 750,000 centre is an extension of the old Armley Baths which had also been given a facelift.
The newly-decorated swimming pool at Armley Sports Centre.
Ping ping anyone? The new Table Tennis Centre at Armley.
Remember John Hall, assistant manager and football organiser at Armley Sport and Leisure Centre?
Stocks Hill, Armley.
Redcote Lodge at Armley
Redcote Brodge at Armley.
An estate agent was inundated with calls after offering the 'sale of the century' - a house on Aviary View in Armley for just over 6,000. The one bedroomed back to back was vacant after being repossesed and was in need of some TLC.
Canal Bridge at Armley.
Armley residents living with the aftermath of the suburb's asbestos factory. Pictured are Jackie Handley, Diane Ackroyd, Sylvia Gaines, John McMullen and Jackie Reed.
A binman hard at work in Armley. Street unknown.
The 1.8 million pound Middlecross Residential and Day Care Centre on Cross Simpson Street in Armley was completed.
A street in Armley. Note the old Leeds dialling code on the for sale sign.
Town Street in Armley. Do you remember these shops?
Armley Mills Industrial Museum.
The streets of Armley and Gotts Park viewed from the top of the tower of Christ Church.