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From Leeds to London: portraits of English cities in the 1970s – in pictures

Peter Mitchell worked as a truck driver in Leeds in the photographing the city during his rounds. These fascinating portraits of factories and small shop owners in Yorkshire and London are found on his website Strangely Familiar

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Haunting portrait of a vanishing world: Photographer captures desperate decline of 1970s Leeds as the old way of life slowly died

Mrs Collins and Mrs Clayton, Robinsons' Famous Fisheries, Beck Road, in the summer of 1974

Haunting portrait of a vanishing world: Photographer captures desperate decline of 1970s Leeds as the old way of life slowly died

Hudson's newsagents, Seacroft Green, Leeds, in 1978. This is one of a remarkable set showing the changing face of the city during the 70s

Haunting portrait of a vanishing world: Photographer captures desperate decline of 1970s Leeds as the old way of life slowly died

A dripping-refinery worker, poses outside his home next to the factory he'd worked at for 12 years, on Vulcan Street (Leeds) in 1975.

Haunting portrait of a vanishing world: Photographer captures desperate decline of 1970s Leeds as the old way of life slowly died

Quarry Hill Flats in Leeds, seen here in the summer of 1977, had been heralded as the future of modern housing decades earlier