Leeds nostalgia: The places where we once drank

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In the seventies there were many more pubs in Leeds than there are now and in 1972 the Old Peacock at Elland Road found itself being used as an overspill terrace by Leeds United fans who were unable to get into the ground.

So many of these old Leeds watering holes were reduced to rubble and replaced by new buildings that were then considered to be ultra modern like the General Wade.

FEBRUARY 1972:'' The Old Peacock Pub on a Leeds united matchday.

FEBRUARY 1972:'' The Old Peacock Pub on a Leeds united matchday.

Traditional establishments like the White Horse and the North Eastern Hotel were pulled down to make way for new road schemes as the car population began to explode but the landlord of the Victoria Hotel Jack Asquith made the motoring headlines for a different reason in 1984.

He had the honour of being issued with Leeds’ first residential parking permit.

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