Leeds nostalgia: A city in protest

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Freedom of speech is a privilege enjoyed by all of us and there have been many people in Leeds who have spoken out about things that they have disagreed with.

In 1985 over 100 Leeds market traders marched to the Civic Hall to protest against redevelopment plans .

NOVEMBER 1985: More than 100 Leeds market traders marched to the Civic Hall to protest against the redevelopment plans.

NOVEMBER 1985: More than 100 Leeds market traders marched to the Civic Hall to protest against the redevelopment plans.

Sister Jill Hill and her daughter Kathryn bore placards at Pudsey in 1989 when midwives protested about their conditions and back in 1976 it was Mrs. Betty Bean who was up in arms over plans to establish a home for homeless men at the Derwent Hotel in Harehills.

This group donned waterproofs and marched for jobs outside a wet Leeds Town Hall in 1983 while ten years earlier in 1973 government Minister Norman St John Stevas faced the flack from these students outside Leeds Polytechnic .

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They are of hospital workers in Leeds in 1983, in the year long industrial action, by my then union, NUPE together with COHSE, NALGO and others,  for better pay and against the closure of hospitals.''Mike Harwood

They are of hospital workers in Leeds in 1983, in the year long industrial action, by my then union, NUPE together with COHSE, NALGO and others, for better pay and against the closure of hospitals.''Mike Harwood

Christmas from the archives. 1916 The Captives Christmas at Lofthouse Park