Pictures from Yorkshire Christmases past

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The sights and sounds of Christmas in Yorkshire these days are very familiar. But what were festive seasons like over previous decades?

Here, we take a look through our archives and re-discover six Christmas images from years gone by. You’ll find a Christmas market, tree, shoppers, turkeys, Santa and choir singing.

1951: A view of Leeds market, from the balcony, as the public flock around the fruit stalls

1959: Children admire the illuminated Christmas tree being placed in the Headrow

1962: There is a lengthy queue of Christmas shoppers, taking the bus home from Briggate

1969: Workers in Tadcaster pluck turkeys, for Christmas dinners, at Oglethorpe Hall Farm

1972: Father Christmas waves to the crowd after arriving in Leeds aboard a fire engine

1989: A band plays and a choir sings carols at Hanging Heaton Post Office