York Road in 29 photos - A snapshot of life on this busy east Leeds route through the years

These photos provide a snapshot of life through the years on one of the best known roads in Leeds.

Wednesday, 2nd October 2019, 1:46 pm
Updated Wednesday, 2nd October 2019, 1:48 pm

York Road is another route that city residents love to hate in equal measure. It boasts a community spirit and a range of independent shops and eateries which have stood the test of time. Yet it has also driven motorists to distraction over the years, especially the notorious Woodpecker junction. These photos showcase and celebrate life on the road down the years. READ MORE: Kirkstall Road in 28 photos LOVE LEEDS, LOVE RETRO? Join 'Leeds Retro' on facebook

The pedestrian footbridge over York Road at the junction of Harehills Lane.
Selby Road and the York Road junction.

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York Road taken from the junction with Lupton Avenue and looking towards the Shaftesbury Cinema.
Is this the York Road you remember?
The caption says the 'busy' York Road going out of Leeds.
Did you visit these shops on York Road back in the day?
The notorious Woodpecker junction.
Traffic makes its way down York Road.
Building work on York Road. Do you know why?
Traffic congestion on York Road in the early 1990s.
An 'on off' fault affecting traffic lights at the junction of York Road and Harehills Lane were driving motorists to distraction.
Looking towards the Woodpecker flyover junction.
Victoria Middle School on York Road. Clive Lockwood looks out into the playground which was gradually being reduced.
The new flyover at the Woodpecker junction.
Heavy traffic at the junction of York Road and Selbt Road.
Traffic builds up at the bottom of York Road.
The Ebor estate off York Road.
YEP reporter Simon Sheard with debris from the York Road flyover.
The York Road subway near Great Clothes.
Is this the York Road you remember?
Queues, queues and more queues at Selby roundabout on York Road
Bridge over the Harehills Lane and York Road junction.
Owners of these shop premises on York Road were complaining about these muddy conditions.
The new-look Trotters on York Road. Were you a regular back in the day?
York Road's Shaftesbury Cinema.
Pop band Let Loose, performing on the roof at Great Clothes on York Road to celebrate the store's new extension.
Great Clothes on York Road. Did you shop there?
Dale Briggs, of Paws for Thought, pictured outside the former Trotters pub on York Road, Leeds, with a rabbit from his pet shop.
A York Road institution. The Jinnah Balti restaurant