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Leeds nostalgia: Pudsey’s Roker estate demolished in 1992

Pudsey, 1st June 1992''Roker Estate.
Pudsey, 1st June 1992''Roker Estate.
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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.

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.

Residents living nearby welcomed the move, citing vandalism and fire-starters for blighting the area.

The estate was pulled down and replaced with new houses.

Some 14 years later, in 2006, houses on Walmer Grove on the Roker estate were due to be knocked down.

Councillors said they resembled war time houses affected by the Second World War Blitz, thanks largely to damage by arsonists.

Labour councillors Richard Lewis, said: “It’s how you imagine the East End during the Blitz, not Pudsey in the 21st century.”