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Leeds nostalgia: Strangely named board games made in Leeds go on show

Billed as “a game of skill and chance for dairy farmers”, it’s safe to say board game Grade Up to Elite Cow isn’t exactly a family favourite.

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Leeds nostalgia: Children’s Day 1948... and man given nine months for stealing pennyworth of cheese

Leeds nostalgia: Children’s Day 1948... and man given nine months for stealing pennyworth of cheese

This week in 1948, children rehearsing for Children’s Day at Roundhay Park crouched under umbrellas and danced in the rain.

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Leeds nostalgia: Memories of Rothwell - the man who ‘never threw anything away’ and the ‘Princess’ Fire Pump

Our nostalgic eye turns to Rothwell this week and the dateline is June 24, 1947: Mr. Walter Cromack, 75, of Second Avenue, was known locally as ‘the man who never throws anything away’.

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Muhammad Ali in Leeds

Leeds nostalgia: Making the headlines in June 1992

Traffic came to a standstill on The Headrow on June 1 after boxing legend Muhammad Ali dropped into Austicks bookshop to sign copies of his biography, Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times. Hundreds of people queued to see the former world heavyweight champion, some even began lining up at 7am.

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Leeds nostalgia: Pub plan for former Yorkshire Water pumping station

There was outcry in June 1992 after Bass Taverns applied to transform a derelict pumping station into a ‘superpub’, a word which struck fear into some of the locals.

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Pudsey, 1st June 1992''Roker Estate.

Leeds nostalgia: Pudsey’s Roker estate demolished in 1992

Pudsey, June 1, 1992. Houses on the Roker Estate were being demolished. Work began on the notoriously run down council estate, which included Roker Crescent, in Leeds, with 70 houses earmarked to be torn down on the Roker estate at Pudsey.

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Author Andrew Morton being interviewed by Anne Pickles at a Leeds hotel, yesterday, (tuesday).

Yorkshire nostalgia: Andrew Morton ‘changes how monarchy is seen’

Dewsbury-born author Andrew Morton’s 1992 book, Diana: Her True Story hit the shops but was sensationally withdrawn from sale by Tesco, prompting rumours Buckingham Palace had complained that the book would be on sale in a supermarket, a rumour denied by the chain, whose rival Asda agreed to stock it.

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Leeds nostalgia: Thunder and lightning (very very frightening)... 70 years ago in Leeds

Leeds nostalgia: Thunder and lightning (very very frightening)... 70 years ago in Leeds

Let’s wind the clock back 70 years (to June 1948) and in Leeds, residents suffered some of the worst storms in living memory.

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The long list of Leeds pubs which are sure to stir fond memories for drinkers

Raise a glass to these gone but not forgotten Leeds pubs.

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The photos you’ll only understand if you were a regular at this Leeds nightspot

It was the Leeds nightspot which catered for punks, goths, rockers and other fans of alternative music.

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Leeds, 28th July 1991''Kirkgate.''Renovation of the historic White Cloth Hall.''The chairman of Leeds Civic Trust, Dr. Kevin O'Grady studies an artist's impression of how the first Cloth Hall in Kirkgate looked in 1710 and how it looks today. (1991).''The trust is campaigning for the retention of major architectural features in the hall.

Leeds nostalgia: More than twenty years of campaigning for action over First White Cloth Hall

Wind the clock back 20 years and Dr Kevin Grady, then chair of Leeds Civic Trust, was campaigning for the renovation of the First White Cloth Hall.

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Leeds nostalgia: Leeds grandfather shoots two dogs in vicious goat attack... in 1991

Leeds nostalgia: Leeds grandfather shoots two dogs in vicious goat attack... in 1991

In Leeds, a grandfather shot two rottweilers which strayed onto his land and fatally attacked one of his goats.

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The photos you will only understand if you went to Leeds Party in the Park

It was the annual free summer pop party which brought the cream of the charts to a stage in Leeds.

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Leeds nostalgia: Bramley’s carnival queen from 1948

Leeds nostalgia: Bramley’s carnival queen from 1948

On this day 70 years ago, 15-year-old June Fenn was crowned Rose Queen at Bramley Carnival, which was said to be the oldest in the north of England. The carnival/festival was re-started a few years ago.

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Leeds nostalgia: Louis Armstrong jets into Leeds... in 1968

Leeds, June 15, 1968, Leeds Bradford Airport: Enrico Tomass, seven, greets Louis Armstrong with a tune on his trumpet and the great Satchmo Listens critically.

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Leeds nostalgia: Potholing partners prepare to uncover tunnel secrets

Leeds nostalgia: Potholing partners prepare to uncover tunnel secrets

June 1990: Potholing partners Alan and Becky Weight from Leeds were hoping to reach new depths by setting off on an expedition to explore one of the world’s longest caves.

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Leeds nostalgia: Cross Gates butcher makes West Yorkshire first...

Leeds nostalgia: Cross Gates butcher makes West Yorkshire first...

Leeds, June 12, 1990: Wilson’s in Austhorpe Road, Cross Gates.

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2nd October 1990.''The Derwent Reservoir which is just over a third full. For the past two years the water has been so low the ruins of the village can be seen.

Leeds nostalgia: Drought hits city... then water main bursts

The year was 1990. Yorkshire farmers were facing tough conditions after one of the hottest periods in more than a century.

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Leeds nostalgia: Whitby schoolchildren dub Leeds ‘dirty and depressing’

Leeds nostalgia: Whitby schoolchildren dub Leeds ‘dirty and depressing’

Leeds is a terrible place and very depressing - that was the verdict of Whitby children who came to the city for a brief visit.

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GARNET TERRACE, HUNSLET'Picture taken: 11th february 1977'Published EP: 9th May 1989'Published YP: 17th february 1977

Leeds nostalgia: Same street 30 years on

Gone are the neat little hedgerows which marked out each of the front gardens and gone are the wooden sash windows which dominated the frontages of this Hunslet street of terraced red brick houses. The street in question is Garnet Terrace.

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