The Merrion Centre opened in the city centre at a cost of £6 million and was described by your Yorkshire Evening Post at the time as the shape of things to come in every big town or city. And work was nearing completion on the Seacroft Civic Centre, the first large scale shopping and civic centre development serving a large area to the outskirts of the city centre. This 10 acre development included shops, offices, restaurants, pubs, banks and car parks, as well as a library, bowling alley and clinic. The year also featured a dramatic rescue, a visit by the Fab Four, and Leeds United in the recording studio. Enjoy these rarely-seen photos, published courtesy of photographic archive Leodis, run by Leeds Library & Information Service, and West Yorkshire Archive Service, showcasing 12 months of change. READ MORE: 16 photos to take you back to Leeds in 1959
31 photos to take you back to Leeds in 1964
1964 saw Leeds enjoy somewhat of a retail renaissance.
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