Nostalgia

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The changing face of a city: Is this the Leeds City Station you remember?

Thousands of us pass through it every day en route to our final destination.

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Leeds nostalgia: Horse power of history

Leeds nostalgia: Horse power of history

HORSE POWER was a way of life for city dwellers before the advent of the motorcar; and even for some time after that, they were a common sight on the streets of Leeds.

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Leeds, Moortown, 12th April 1984''Comic actor Roy Kinnear turned to "The Twits" when he visited Allerton Grange Middle School, Moortown, Leeds.''The television and stage star, who is appearing this week at the Grand Theatre, Leeds, took tim eoff for a spot of story telling in the school hall and is pictured here with some of the second year pupils.

Leeds nostalgia: Roy Kinnear came to Leeds in April 1984 but why...?

Leeds, Moortown, April 12, 1984: Comic actor Roy Kinnear turned to Roald Dahl’s classic children’s story The Twits when he visited Allerton Grange Middle School, Moortown.

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Leeds, 5th April 1984''Used YEP letters page''Park Lane.''Leeds City Council was today granted a possession order for the former Rates Office in Leeds City centre, occupied earlier this week by a group of "squatters".''Squatter's supporters festooned in the old rates office in Park Lane with paper today as a protest against and eviction ruling.

Leeds nostalgia: Squatters took over a building in Leeds in 1984 and did what...?

Squatters who tried to take over an empty council building in the centre of Leeds were threatened with court action.

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Curator Chris Sharp looks at a garment made by Chloe Greenwood named Hard Times,  part of the exhibition 'The Felted Mill', which is felt creations by local felters inspired by the Leeds Industrial Musuem, Armley Mill. Picture Tony Johnson.

Artists’ tribute to Leeds mills’ record breaking history

A HEART-FELT tribute to the city’s industrial past has been unveiled after a year-long examination of a museum’s archive.

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Leeds nostalgia: Leeds thief makes off with half a suit... in 1948

Leeds nostalgia: Leeds thief makes off with half a suit... in 1948

Twenty-two people, including eight women and two children were killed and a further 28 injured after one of the worst train disasters in living memory, which happened on this day in 1948.

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Leeds nostalgia: Leeds yak was shot in Tibet in 1862 but guess what conservators just found in its skin...

Leeds nostalgia: Leeds yak was shot in Tibet in 1862 but guess what conservators just found in its skin...

One of the biggest objects in Leeds City Museum’s collection, this huge Tibetan yak is still in good shape for 160-years old.

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The 22 Leeds cinemas we have loved and lost

Leeds has a rich cinema heritage yet countless movie theatres have fallen by the wayside across the city over the years.

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Revealed: The incredible rise of the New York gangster from Leeds

His story reads like a script for one of the gangster movies so beloved of Hollywood in the 1930s.

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Leeds nostalgia: Pilot from Leeds was one of first RAF tragedies - new appeal 100 years on

A Leeds trainee pilot was one of the first casualties of the newly formed RAF.

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In pictures: Historic Morley - the Leeds town built on seven hills

It is the Leeds town built on seven hills - just like the Eternal City of Rome.

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Changing face of a city: Is this the Leeds you remember in 1980?

sharp suits and shoulder pads were all the rage, a memorable Ford Capri was parked up in Briggate and Leeds United finished ninth in the First Division.

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In pictures: Historic Cross Gates - the Leeds suburb which boasts some firsts

Is it Cross Gates or Crossgates?

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Leeds nostalgia: Proud dad Paul shouts ‘It’s a boy!’ in April 1983

Leeds nostalgia: Proud dad Paul shouts ‘It’s a boy!’ in April 1983

Proud Leeds dad Paul Murphy had to let the world know his son had arrived safe and well. So, he stuck a birth certificate in the window of his electrical services shop on Blake Grove, Chapel Allerton. The sign proclaimed: “It’s a boy: 9lb 2oz.”

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Leeds, Harehills, 7th April 1982''Nice Avenue

Leeds nostalgia: Find out what these Harehills residents did when shoppers started parking on their street

Residents on one Leeds street were dubbed “nasty” by motorists keen to bag themselves a free parking space.

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Leeds nostalgia: Ken ready for new season of guided walks

Veteran Leeds tour guide Ken Goor launches a new series of walks this month, taking in all things historical about our fine city and the outlying towns. New this year is his ‘Otley and Thomas Chippendale’ tour, making 300 years since the birth of the nation’s most famous carpenter.

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In pictures: Historic Pudsey - the Leeds market town famed for treacle mines and ducks flying backwards

Its residents are renowned for their dry sense of humour. with this Leeds town being previously famous both for its fabled treacle mines and backwards flying ducks.

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Leeds nostalgia: A tale of two Leeds weddings... in the spring of 1948

Leeds nostalgia: A tale of two Leeds weddings... in the spring of 1948

A touching tale this week of a former prisoner of war from Selby who married the Italian nurse who risked her life to hide him and helped smuggle him over the border to safety. They were married at St Mary’s RC Church, Selby 70 years ago today.

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Revealed: Leeds’s secret underground tunnels

THERE’s a whole ‘other’ world beneath our feet.

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Leeds nostalgia: Russian cold front... in 1948

Leeds nostalgia: Russian cold front... in 1948

Turn the clock back 70 years to 1948 and the West was having trouble with Russia, although this particular spat saw the two sides almost come to blows, after armed US soldiers surrounded a Russian building and refused to allow people to enter.

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