Sir Winston Churchill on the steps of Leeds Civic Hall
26th June 1945. View of the steps of the Civic Hall, showing Sir Winston and Lady Churchill on the platform. Houses on Portland Crescent are in the background (now demolished) many of the windows are crowded with people. Enormous crowds have gathered to see Churchill, who was a national hero when the Second World War finished. In spite of this Churchill was defeated in the General Election held on 5th July 1945, when Clement Attlee became the first post-war Labour Prime Minister.