Leeds nostalgia: Why Luddism is as relevant today as it was 200 years ago
It is 200 years since the Luddites rose up in protest at what they saw as machines taking their jobs and although we have perhaps become used to the phenomenon, the sentiment remains an entirely understandable one.
Leeds nostalgia: Giant leap in technology as YEP receives its first ‘telephotoed’ picture... and the Leeds triplets born in 1948
This week in 1948, a technological leap was made, albeit quietly. While we may be used to being able to simply send pictures across the ether today, 70 years ago such a thing was almost the stuff of magic.
Leeds nostalgia: ‘Snap’ General Election of 1974 that still echoes today...
The snap General Election of February 1974 ended with the UK’s first Hung Parliament since 1929 and the result dealt a mortal blow to Tory leader Edward Heath’s premiership. He had expected a landslide but in the end Labour polled 301 seats to their 297.
Yorkshire nostalgia: East Riding bans Last Tango in Paris
East Riding County Council wrote to cinemas across the district calling on them to ban The Last Tango In Paris. Clerk to the council R A Whitley confirmed letters had gone out to all cinemas saying any screenings of the film would represent an “offence in public feeling.”
The contract for building the sub-structure and towers of the largest suspension bridge in the world - the £26m Humber Bridge - was awarded to John Howard and Co, buildings of the Forth and Severn bridges.