16 of the best photos take you back to Leeds in 1949

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It was a year which will live long in the memory for a generation of Leeds residents.

1949 will be remembered as a 12 months which featured a visit to the city by the Royal Highnesses The Prince Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh. Thousands lined he streets of The Headrow to catch a glimpse of the royal couple while thousands turned out for Children's Day which featured an appearance from the future Queen and her husband to be. Enjoy this gallery powered by photos from the YEP archive and others published courtesy of photographic archive Leodis, which is run by Leeds Library & Information Service, charting a year in the life of your city READ MORE: 40 photo gems of Leeds city centre from the 1940s LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook YEP NEWSLETTERS: Sign up for free news and sport emails

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