PHOTO GALLERY: Amazing new pictures of how Doncaster looked in the 1970s

The entrance to the Arndale Centre, now Frenchgate. The Golden Egg cafe is on the left with Bradley's Records on the right. (Photo: Chris Richmond).
The entrance to the Arndale Centre, now Frenchgate. The Golden Egg cafe is on the left with Bradley's Records on the right. (Photo: Chris Richmond).

Take a step back in time more than 40 years to see how Doncaster town centre looked in the 1970s.

These rarely seen archive photos, taken by keen amateur photographer Chris Richmond, show a host of long lost shops and the raft of changes that have taken place in Doncaster in the last four decades.

Abbey Road or Doncaster High Street? This 1976 looking towards Clock Corner features shops such as Singer, Visionhire, Evans and jewellery firm Ratners. (Photo: Chris Richmond).

Abbey Road or Doncaster High Street? This 1976 looking towards Clock Corner features shops such as Singer, Visionhire, Evans and jewellery firm Ratners. (Photo: Chris Richmond).

From the Arndale Centre to High Street, Sunny Bar to St Sepulchre Gate, take a stroll down memory lane to how the town looked in 1976 and see how much you can remember.

Long lost shops and restaurants such as The Golden Egg, Landers, Visionhire, Emgas and Pickerings - they are all here in this wonderful black and white archive of memories.

With thanks to Chris for allowing us to publish the pictures from his collection.

A busy 1970s shopping day in Baxtergate before it was pedestrianised. (Photo: Chris Richmond).

A busy 1970s shopping day in Baxtergate before it was pedestrianised. (Photo: Chris Richmond).

Both St Sepulchre Gate and Baxtergate were open to vehicles when this photo was took in 1976. Ratners, the jewellery chain at Clock Corner, went out of business after an infamous gaffe after company boss Gerald Ratner described the company's products as "crap." (Photo: Chris Richmond).

Both St Sepulchre Gate and Baxtergate were open to vehicles when this photo was took in 1976. Ratners, the jewellery chain at Clock Corner, went out of business after an infamous gaffe after company boss Gerald Ratner described the company's products as "crap." (Photo: Chris Richmond).

The junction of Hall Gate and High Street, looking towards the Mansion House. The gas board showroom Emgas is on the left with Mothercare and electricals firm Pickerings on the corner. (PHoto: Chris Richmond).

The junction of Hall Gate and High Street, looking towards the Mansion House. The gas board showroom Emgas is on the left with Mothercare and electricals firm Pickerings on the corner. (PHoto: Chris Richmond).

The Lord Nelson pub and a view down Printing Office Street. The street was home to stores such as Tip Top, Oobidoo and a pet shop called Northern Zoological Supplies.  (Photo: Chris Richmond).

The Lord Nelson pub and a view down Printing Office Street. The street was home to stores such as Tip Top, Oobidoo and a pet shop called Northern Zoological Supplies. (Photo: Chris Richmond).

The High Street in 1976. Can you remember when it looked like this? (Photo: Chris Richmond).

The High Street in 1976. Can you remember when it looked like this? (Photo: Chris Richmond).

A bustling Market Place in the mid 1970s with self-service restaurant Landers on the left. (Photo: Chris Richmond).

A bustling Market Place in the mid 1970s with self-service restaurant Landers on the left. (Photo: Chris Richmond).

Looking down Market Road towards Sunny Bar. The picture conjures up images of even earlier times. (Photo: Chris Richmond).

Looking down Market Road towards Sunny Bar. The picture conjures up images of even earlier times. (Photo: Chris Richmond).