In pictures: 23 snaps of schools, clubs and family life in Wakefield in the 1980s

If you lived up in Wakefield in the 1980s, chances are you've got some fond memories of the city and surrounding towns.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 12:08 pm
If you lived up in Wakefield in the 1980s, chances are you've got some fond memories of the city and surrounding towns.
If you lived up in Wakefield in the 1980s, chances are you've got some fond memories of the city and surrounding towns.

In this week's nostalgic photo gallery, we take a look back at life in Wakefield Ossett and Horbury in the 1980s - and even earlier. Can you spot any familiar faces below?

Pupils at Allerton Bywater Comprehensive school stopped for a photo before setting off on a 60 mile walk in February 1985.
Mums and kids gather for a coffee morning at St John's Church Hall
These friends looked serious as they posed for a photo at Streetside Snooker Club.
Here, members of the Allerton Bywater Go Kart team pose with their racers in February 1985.
Conservation volunteers get to work on a building on Bridge Street in this snap from February 1985.
London Dance Theatre brought a whole host of instruments to show off to students at Crigglestone Middle School in February 1985.
This undated photo shows a classroom full of ghosts, ghouls and spooky costumes at Clifton Infant School.
It was all smiles at the Highfield School reunion, where former students gathered to catch up.
Members of Horbury's Keep Fit Ladies post with cheques.
This image, believed to date rom the 1940s, shows Billy Smart's Circus passing through Kirkgate - have you ever seen elephants in Wakefield?
The Hall Green Players are seen in a dress rehearsal in 1985 - but can you remember what show they were preparing to perform?
Ex-servicemen pay a visit to the Wentworth Street war memorial in the 1980s.
Members of the Outwood Grange School youth centre try out new AV equipment - including record players and a computer.
It was all smiles at the Horbury Conservative Club Twitch Hill harvest festival, as members showed off their goods.
Members of Wakefield Trinity dine at Painthorpe Cricket Club in February 1985.
Pupils from Ashgrove First School got all dressed up for their visit to Clarke Hall, which ran as a living museum for almost 40 years.
There was plenty of information for visitors at Wakefield Town Hall.
And the tourist information desk was always open to help visitors find their way.
Horbury Clifton Infant School pupils were also invited to enjoy a day in the life of Clarke Hall in 1985.
Students at Cathedral Middle School gather for a photo with the popular Mrs Lee.
From the cars to the play equipment - do you remember when Horbury Bridge School looked like this?
Students at Crigglestone Middle School had a lesson to remember when members of the London Dance Theatre paid a visit in 1985.
And there were smiles of joy as the new Wakefield Bus Station opened.