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The 11 never seen before photos of Wakefield through the ages

Today we turn back the clock to showcase how Wakefield has changed down the years.

These never been seen before images online are published courtesy of Getty Images. READ MORE: The 34 never seen before photos of Leeds through the ages

Police recruits at the Scotland Yard of the North - West Riding HQ in Wakefield -  receive instructions in making notes after a car accident.

1. Year unknown

Police recruits at the Scotland Yard of the North - West Riding HQ in Wakefield - receive instructions in making notes after a car accident.
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An L.N.E.R. train arriving at Wakefield railway station.

2. August 1927

An L.N.E.R. train arriving at Wakefield railway station.
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William Thickett, the contractor in charge of the restoration of the chantry at Wakefield, at work cleaning one of the gargoyles.

3. June 1939

William Thickett, the contractor in charge of the restoration of the chantry at Wakefield, at work cleaning one of the gargoyles.
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Coal miner Ted Pickles at the Denby Grange Colliery near Wakefield. During his two weeks' annual holiday, he works as a circus clown in the seaside resort of Mablethorpe in Lincolnshire.

4. December 1973

Coal miner Ted Pickles at the Denby Grange Colliery near Wakefield. During his two weeks' annual holiday, he works as a circus clown in the seaside resort of Mablethorpe in Lincolnshire.
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