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12 iconic city centre venues which kept Leeds entertained

They are the iconic Leeds venues which gave city folk a reason to put on their glad rags down the decades.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 6:58 am

These photos showcase a wide range of places to enjoy a good time such as restaurants, cinemas, pubs, theatres and dance halls. Some have stood the test of time while others fell out of fashion. This collection of photos are sure to evoke memories for generations of city folk who enjoyed a break from the daily grind. They are a mix from the YEP archive, West Yorkshire Archive Service and others published courtesy of This photo is published courtesy of photographic archive Leodis, which is run by Leeds Library & Information Service. They also run heritage blog The Secret Library Leeds, which provides a behind the scenes look at the Central Library and highlights from its special collections, including rare books hidden away in the stacks. READ MORE: 29 Leeds pubs we have loved and lost LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

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