34 never seen before photos of Leeds through the ages

Today we turn back the clock to showcase how your Leeds has changed down the years.

By Andrew Hutchinson
Monday, 10th June 2019, 11:37 am
PICS: Getty Images
PICS: Getty Images

These never been seen before images online are published courtesy of Getty Images. READ MORE: Historic Briggate in 26 photos - The street Leeds we all know and love |

The Queen Victoria Statue being uprooted from City Square where it has stood for over 30 years. It was ransported by lorry to a new site on Woodhouse Moor.
An aerial view of Pudsey in the late 1950s
Trams on Boar Lane in Leeds.
An old man in ragged clothing pushes a pram containing all his wordly possessions, his small dog takes a ride as well, wrapped up in sacking.
A straw-burning plough engine made by John Fowler & Co, Engineers of Leeds.
The Corn Exchange in Leeds.
A steam engine is being used by roadmenders in City Square.
The 'Princess Margaret Rose', one of two miniature locomotives being constructed at a foundry near Leeds. They will be used to take visitors round the Empire Exhibition and are 14 1/2 tons in weight and 32ft long.
The kick off of the third round FA Cup replay between Leeds United and Spurs is delayed after heavy rain and the brushing of water from the waterlogged pitch.
Royal Automobile Club (RAC) patrolman Frank Child on a scooter in Leeds.
Four scantily clad statues in City Square holding torches with glass flames which provide illumination.
Terraced housing in Leeds.
City Square in Leeds.
City Square with Black Prince statue and the Queen's Hotel in the background.
The modern architecture of the Quarry Hill estate.
Leeds players leaver the field covered in mud after playing Acton & Willesden at Park Royal. Leeds are the Rugby League Cup holders.
A motorised Penny Farthing, customised by Rowland Winn, a garage owner from Leeds. The rear wheel is a normal cycle wheel fitted with a small hub motor.
The area around Pudsey Parish Church.
A man 'drawing in', a process which immediately precedes the weaving of woollen yarn into cloth, in one of England's most famous mills near Leeds.
Leeds United fans waiting for a train.
Customers browsing in a scrapyard in Leeds.
Billy Bremner in match action for the mighty Whites.
Leeds Town Hall where David Lloyd-George was to receive his freedom of the city on his forthcoming visit
Housewives in Morley hang their washing across the street, causing problems for a motorcyclist with a sidecar.
A worker at a fish canning factory in Leeds shovels nets full of perch caught in Lake Windermere into a barrel of brine.
Children at a school in Leeds drinking bottled milk through straws.
An aerial view of Leeds showing the new Civic Hall - the white building - and the Victorian Town Hall on The Headrow.
Schoolchildren at Becket Street School in Leeds during a road safety lesson.
The new Corn Exchange in Leeds,
A Post Office messenger in Leeds with one of the motorbikes which are replacing the bicycles which his companion is using.
A worker watering the orchids growing in pots in a greenhouse at a farm in Rawdon.
Construction work at Quarry Hill Flats.
Shopkeepers sweeping up and removing rubbish from the roadway outside their premises during the Leeds municipal workers strike.
Kids playing football on the streets of Leeds.