20 of the best photos take you back to Leeds in 1979

These fabulous photos celebrate a year in the life of Leeds at the end of the 1970s.

1979 proved to be a year of out with the old and in with the new for a city and its residents. Down came the cooling towers at Kirkstall Power Station while it was a 12 months the Leeds Registry Office opened for registration of births, deaths and marriages. It was also a year of celebration with the Hotel Metropole celebrating 80 years of welcoming guests while the Lord Mayor’s Parade attracted more than 50,000 people. These photos are 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: 14 photos take you back to Leeds in 1978 LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook YEP RETRO NEWSLETTER: Sign up for our free monthly email digest of Leeds nostalgia