Photo nostalgia. Dewsbury in days gone by

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South of Leeds and lying west of Ossett and Wakefield is the town of Dewsbury, a place that has changed a lot in the last few decades.

In 1947 the town’s black buildings betrayed its industrial past (1). The market of course, is still very much in operation but the roads in 1975 (2&4) have been replaced by a precinct.

The old Dewsbury bus station (3) was pulled down and relocated a few yards away to make way for the Princess of Wales shopping centre.

The Dewsbury Cinema complete with its tunnel-like interior (5) had many 
different guises over the last hundred years but like many of these memories it is now rubble.

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