Here are 16 pictures looking back at the people, places and events that shaped Wakefield in the 1980s and earlier

Take a look at these photos from our archive of Wakefield's recent history.

Friday, 5th February 2021, 12:30 pm
What do you remember?
What do you remember?

Photos of a royal visit, flooding and the demolition of a colliery landmark were all retrieved from our archive. Tell us your memories at [email protected]

Do you remember the Queen's visit to Wakefield in 1982?
Do you remember when a hidden well was found at the Black Horse pub in Wakefield?

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It's not just the past couple of years that the district has had to deal with flooding. Here a car tries to get across a submerged street in 1983.
In 1977 these girls girls from Ossett formed a folk and western group in 1972 and played more than 35 charity shows for pensioners, handicapped children and parochial events in the Ossett, Pontefract, Wakefield, Heckmondwike and Batley areas.
Sculptures by Dame Barbara Hepworth were installed in Castrop Rauxel Square, Wakefield in 1977.
Thornes Church held a market in 1985
Westgate End during the 1983 floods
Wakefield Trinity pictured in 1985
Walton Colliery's chimney was demolished in 1983.
Did you go to Normanton Gala in 1985?
A train pulls into the old Normanton Station in 1966
Ossett Women's Institute pictured in 1985.
The Ridings was under construction in 1981 as the shape of the city changed.
"Royalist" soldiers advance with pikes at the ready among the ruins of Sandal Castle in 1974 at the offical opening of the ruined Sandal Castle after ten years of excavations on the site by archeologists
Do you remember the statue of Queen Victoria being returned to the Bullring in 1985?
Did you take part in a Pancake Day race on the Cathedral precinct in 1985?