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12 retro photos of Leeds city centre

A collection of black and whites showing Leeds how it once was
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We've been flicking through Flickr and came across these wonderful old shots of the city, dating from the '70s and earlier. Recognise them?

Daniel Robert Chapman via Flickr

A 401 Shoppers Service bus drives through a pedestrianised area of Leeds city centre - possibly Commercial Street

Burton's store on the corner of The Headrow and Briggate
Daniel Robert Chapman via Flickr

Burton's store on the corner of The Headrow and Briggate

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Kirkgate Market Leeds
Daniel Robert Chapman via Flickr

Kirkgate Market

Leeds railways
Daniel Robert Chapman via Flickr

Leeds railways

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Munro House Leeds
Daniel Robert Chapman via Flickr

Munro House

Schofields on The Headrow in Leeds on what is now the site of the Headrow Shopping Centre
Daniel Robert Chapman via Flickr

Schofields on The Headrow in Leeds on what is now the site of the Headrow Shopping Centre

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Site of St John's Centre Leeds January 1981
Daniel Robert Chapman via Flickr

Site of St John's Centre Leeds January 1981
St Paul's Street Leeds 17th January 1974
Daniel Robert Chapman via Flickr

St Paul's Street Leeds 17th January 1974
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The Headrow
Daniel Robert Chapman via Flickr

The Headrow

Wellington Street
Daniel Robert Chapman via Flickr

Wellington Street

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Westgate
Daniel Robert Chapman via Flickr

Westgate

York or Park Place
Daniel Robert Chapman via Flickr

York or Park Place

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