Haunting portrait of a vanishing world: Photographer captures desperate decline of 1970s Leeds as the old way of life slowly died
These haunting images form part of a set taken by Peter Mitchell, a lorry driver originally from Catford, south London, who took the photos as he journeyed around Yorkshire.
Leeds' magic little cinema in Cottage Road celebrates its 100th birthday
The films may sometimes wobble but local people in Headingley pack the place out for classic movie nights - and regular shows. Guest blogger Jill Armstrong is one of them
Leeds: Burley. Kirkstall Rd. 1954.
The A 65 is one of the main arterial routes in and out of the city, outward bound running all the way to Kendal in Cumbria, locally today the road is a busy commuter route for workers travelling to and from Leeds and the western suburbs. Although the trams are long since gone, the bus and the train are still available to bring people into the workplace, whether or not thats a pleasurable experience, is open to debate. In this April view, looking west, the photograph is dominated by Kirkstall…
Historic Leeds pub to be bought by Kirkstall Brewery as community group's bid fails
A COMMUNITY group's bid to buy historic Kirkstall pub the Cardigan Arms has failed after Kirstall Brewery won the bid to own and run the pub.
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Leeds: Briggate. 1957.
Saturday.. and the main shopping day of the week for many Leeds folk...here a timeless view looking north towards the Headrow...when parking was allowed almost anywhere and famiilar high street names were able to trade without competition from out of town retail parks..as for most of the shoppers in this image...all of them gone, gone forever.......Photo. A.K.Terry.
Queens Hotel, Darley Street
The Queens Hotel pictured around 1964. Darley Street runs across the centre of this image from the Bolton Library and Museum collection (copyright Bolton Council). The photographer is standing at the top of Southern Street. On the other side of the junction, where the Ford Anglia car is parked in the distance, is Carlyle Street. The Woodman Inn can be seen almost directly behind the Queens. Behind the photographer would have been the Swiss Hotel – a nice little hat-trick of pubs in the space…