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Leeds nostalgia: Lloyds Black Horse statue causes a stir

The Lloyds Bank sculpture of a black horse was put up amid a flurry of controversy.

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Albert Johanneson former  Leeds united player

Leeds nostalgia: Story of football’s first black star...

Albert Johanneson, pictured, was described as a “fallen soccer idol” in an interview in the YEP where he admitted he was penniless and desperately in need of a job.

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Retro photo gallery: Leeds Kirkgate Market back in the day

Kirkgate is the largest covered market in Europe and is nothing short of a Leeds institution.

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Council plans unveiled in 1975 included opening up a subway from the Merrion Centre to The Headrow.

Leeds nostalgia: Subway link plan for the city centre

Leeds City Council was monitoring the new no traffic zone on The Headrow and said it wanted to extend the new pedestrian zone and create a new precinct linking The Headrow with the Merrion Centre.

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Leeds nostalgia: Why Luddism is as relevant today as it was 200 years ago

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.

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Retro Leeds: Meanwood back in the day

Check out these old photos of Meanwood from a bygone era.

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Leeds nostalgia: Giant leap in technology as YEP receives its first ‘telephotoed’ picture... and the Leeds triplets born in 1948

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.

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Crossgates 24th June 1970

Shoppers at Crossgates.

Leeds nostalgia: Cross Gates through history... from the 1970s to today

A carpet shop, a coin-operated dry cleaners and a branch of Craven Dairies were just some of the shops gracing Cross Gates main road back in June 1970.

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Nostalgia: The year the law caught up with Ronnie Briggs... only to see him slip through their fingers

It might not be the most auspicious of anniversaries but February 1974 - 44 years ago this year - saw a significant step forward in the hunt for one of the UK’s most notorious fugitives.

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PAST AND PRESENT: York Road shown (above) in 1970 and more recently (below).

Leeds nostalgia: York Road in 1970... and now

One of these pictures was taken on January 20, 1970, whereas the other was taken around the same date this year, a gap of 48 years and yet the view does not look that much different.

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Leeds, 28th February 1974

1974 General Election.

Leeds Town Hall

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.

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Leeds, 13th February 1974

Nine four week old alsatian pups, born in the garden of an empty house in Cowper Street, Chapeltown Road, Leeds, are being cared for by the R. S. P. C. A.

They are seen here being tended by kennel maid Marion Sarchfield.

Their mother, an Alsatian stray, has roamed the area for months, but all R. S. P. C. A. attempts to capture her have failed.

Leeds nostalgia: Pups born in 1974 given a fighting chance...

Pictured in Leeds on February 13, 1974, are several puppies just starting out in life and were it not for the kindness of the people of Leeds, their fate might have been very different.

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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.”

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The Harrogate Veterans squad ready to fly out to Thailand in 2008.

Retro: When a team of Harrogate footballers represented the nation in Asia

The year 2008 saw England fail to qualify for the UEFA European Football Championship but that was also the year a team of Harrogate footballers would represent the nation in Thailand.

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Leeds nostalgia: Museum home to biggest bird egg ever laid

Leeds nostalgia: Museum home to biggest bird egg ever laid

It’s a hard to imagine exactly how the gigantic bid that laid this colossal egg would have looked.

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Leeds nostalgia: Stash of 100 £5 notes found in garden in 1948

Leeds nostalgia: Stash of 100 £5 notes found in garden in 1948

A very honest homeowner appealed for help after he dug up a jar in his garden containing 100 £5 notes in February 1948.

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Spot the difference.

Leeds nostalgia: Inner Ring Road in 1973 and 2018 - spot the difference

Two pictures which show just how much our city has changed in a little over four decades.

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Retro: These Leeds Majestyk nightclub photos will bring back memories

Take a trip down memory lane with this gallery of archive photos from inside Leeds Majestyk nightclub.

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Photo gallery: Historic Leeds Briggate down the years

Enjoy this trip down memory lane showcasing how Briggate in Leeds city centre has changed over the years.

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Yorkshire nostalgia: Humber Bridge contract awarded

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.

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