Historic Briggate in 26 photos: The Leeds street we all know and love

It's the Leeds city centre street which boasts something for everyone.

By Andrew Hutchinson
Wednesday, 12th June 2019, 5:41 pm

Enjoy this trip down memory lane showcasing how Briggate has changed over the years. READ MORE: The seven lost wonders of Leeds | Nine best kept secrets in Leeds even some locals won't know about | Leeds Quarry Hill Flats in 26 photos

Looking down from The Headrow.
Night time on Briggate.
The County Arcade.
What about these shops in the late 1960s?
Did you visit these shops back in the day?
Briggate in the 1960s.
A busy Briggate packed with Christmas shoppers.
A police diversion near Littlewoods.
New traffic signal gantries.
A busy pedestrian crossing in the run up to Christmas.
The oldest photo of Briggate featured in this gallery.
Briggate is packed with slowly moving Christmas shoppers.
Upper Briggate in the 1980s featuring the Grand Theatre.
The public relax from the daily grind on Briggate.
The hussle and bussle in the early 1970s.
A tram makes its way down Briggate.
Looking down Briggate on a Saturday afternoon.
Looking up Briggate from the Boar Lane junction.
Briggate on a sunny day.
Briggate from the Odeon cinema.
Market Street Arcade on Briggate.
Briggate on a rather gloomy mid-morning.
Shoppers in Briggate, towards teatime.
A view down Briggate on a bright spring day.
New Briggate at Christmas.
The Empire Theatre on Briggate.