Photo gallery: Historic Armley - the Leeds suburb in the shadow of the city centre

It is home to a prison and at one time the world's largest woollen mill.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 7th March 2018, 8:53 am
Updated Wednesday, 7th March 2018, 8:55 am

Yes, were talking Armley - the suburb which lies less than a mile from Leeds city centre and boasts a host of famous former residents.

Novelist and former YEP journalist Barbara Taylor Bradford - whose debut novel A Woman of Substance has to date sold miore than 30 million copies worldwide - lived there, as did playright Alan Bennett and pop anarchists Chumbawamba.

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The tank scene in the 1963 film Billy Liar was filmed on Wellington Road and local residents were used as extras.

Enjoy these historic images of a bygone Armley plucked from the Yorkshire Evening Post archive.