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.

Twelve photos that show what old Leeds used to look like

This is what Leeds looked like in years gone by.

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.

1. Then...

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

2. ...and now

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.

3. Then...

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.
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Gone are the washing lines strung between houses. Now parked cars and wheeled bins line the road.

4. ...and now

Gone are the washing lines strung between houses. Now parked cars and wheeled bins line the road.
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