1970 will also be remembered by Leeds and its residents as a 12 months of celebrity visits, concerts to remember and a new era for transport. The steam era had given way to the diesel age with Leeds at the heart of the revolution. Elsewhere it proved the end of an era for a mining colliery on the outskirts of the city. These images are published courtesy of K S Wheelan, West Yorkshire Archive Service and photographic archive Leodis, which is run by Leeds Library & Information Service. READ MORE: 14 photo memories of Leeds city centre in the 1970s LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook
23 photos to take you back to Leeds in 1970
It was a year dominated by unrest and uncertainty.
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