Showing posts with label Leeds 1940s. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Leeds 1940s. Show all posts

23 October 2013

Leeds in the 40-50s: Trams, University and pubs


Photos of old Leeds. We can see this one has the tram line still active going past the University. The Eldon Hotel/Pub still exists today as well as the clock tower Library / Pub in the distance.  The left side of the street has now changed completely, no individual buildings are there now just one long University structure. Right up until the late 60s this area was residential terrace housing, back to backs and such. A lot of these have been demolished and student flats taken their place.


Leeds in the 50s. Adelphi hotel / pub in the background that still is there today. Tram line going out to Hunslet Leeds. I like the milk poster, claiming it can make you a muscular fit athlete if you drink it. Most of the old buildings in this part of Leeds are being knocked down, the Tetley headquarters being the latest to go. The pub still proves popular with football fans before games.