17 of the best photos take you back to Leeds in 1975

It was a 12 months which some might argue proved to be the city’s annus horribilis.

The end of 1975 brought devastation and destruction as a large part of Kirkgate Market was consumed by fire. Around four acres of the site was destroyed in a blaze which took 110 fireman two hours to control. Earlier in the year Leeds and its footballing family were ‘robbed’ of European Cup glory against Bayern Munich. Outrage and injustice remain the overriding emotions for a generation of Leeds United fans who were in Paris that night. The two news headlines form part of this gallery showcasing the year in the life of the city and its residents. The images are a mix from the YEP archive and others 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: Leeds in the 1970s - What it was like growing up in the decade of strikes and flares YEP NEWSLETTERS: Sign up for free news and sport emails