Twelve photos that show what old Leeds used to look like

This is what Leeds looked like in years gone by.

By Neil Hudson
Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 1:04 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 1:35 pm
Welcome to our 'Then and Now' selection of pictures showing Leeds from the past and present. Pictured here is Boar Lane Leeds on Peace Day in July 1919 blended with a shot from the present era.

These images are from the Yorkshire Post archive and depict scenes of Leeds life during the 20th century - they show just how much the city has changed in the last 100 years.

Leeds, 27th April 1955, looking up Briggate from Boar lane Junction.
The same junction on Boar Lane today

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Leeds, 22nd October 1968, Autumn Grove, one of the streets included in Leeds Corporation's modernisation plan for a "twilight" area of the city. Children play and a child sits in a pram.
Gone are the washing lines strung between houses. Now parked cars and wheeled bins line the road.
Leeds, Headingley, around 1908, showing people ambling along a cobbled street, with The Skyrack just visible on the left and a tram on the right. The old Headingly Oak can be seen in the centre.
Today the old Shire Oak, which lends its name to The Skyrack and the Original Oak, is gone but a new oak grows in its place
Chapel Allerton, 1907: C E Bean Butchers. Standing outside are Charles Edward Bean with daughter Doris Elma and dog, Kitty.Seated on the horse is delivery boy Bill Dalby.
Today, the shop on Harrogate Road is run by Neil Smith, who has been in situ for the last 11 years.
Leeds, 22nd May 1967: Pupils of Priesthorpe Seconday School, Farsley, use the new bridge which has been built for them by Pudsey Council so that they can safely cross the Leeds-Bradford ring road.
Understandably, the same location today is much busier
The centre of Bramhope circa 1960
Same location pictured in 2015