Changing Leeds - 24 city landmarks demolished down the decades

Crash! Boom! Bang! Leeds.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Thursday, 13th February 2020, 8:48 am
Crash, boom bang. PIC: Steve Riding
Crash, boom bang. PIC: Steve Riding

The city has had its fair share of landmarks reduced to rubble over the years. This collection features the good, the bad and the ugly. How many do you remember? CHANGING LEEDS: Leeds International Pool | Leeds Inner Ring Road |Corn Exchange | City Square | Vicar Lane | Dark Arches LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join the Leeds Retro facebook group

We kick off with this quirky photo. The image shows the demolition of a tank on Woodhouse Moor in the early 1930s.
The demolition the mill complex on Wellington Street in May 1968. The site would become the headquarters of your YEP.

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This photo from 1968 looks across the demolition site towards the Civic Hall and LGI's Brotherton Wing. The steps on the left were the main entrance to the baths.
This well known landmark on Park Row in the city centre was demolished in 1968.
This cinema opened in December 1912 and closed in October 1963. The premises were then used for bingo but demolished in July 1968 to make way for shops.
This photo shows a half demolished school at Seacroft in October 1969. Does any one know which one?
Workmen remove the remains of the ballroom of the Capitol at Meanwood in January 1980.
This was a new view of Waterloo Church and St Mary's School after the last of the Quarry Hill Flas had been demolished in June 1978.
Homes were cleared and major roads closed for Leeds's big bang - the demolition of Telecom House in February 1990.
The demolition of three cooling towers and a chimney at Skelton Grange 'B' Power Station at Stourton in November 1995.
A controlled explosion demolished three ten-storey tower blocks at Rigton Drive , with its junction with Torre Road in December 1997.
These two blocks of flats in Swarcliffe were raised to the ground in March 2001.
The Duke William was hidden away in the shadows of Tetley's brewery. It was demolished in 2002.
This Wellington Street landmark was mostly demolished in the summer of 2003 with the central core stripped to the bare skeleton and rebuilt. It is now home to the West Point development.
Closed in 2006 and demolished in the summer of 2008. Did you drink at this Moortown watering hole back in the day?
This building on Aire Street in the city centre was demolished in January 2004.
The former dance hall on on Roundhay Road was slowly disappearing in April 2006 as the demolition men move in.
This pub on Becket Street in Leeds was demolished in the spring of 2008 after a gas explosion.
Demolition work was well underway on site at Westgate in September 2009.
Residents watched as the five tower blocks were demolished in March 2010.
Condemned homes on Runswick Place were demolished in January 2010.
Little London said goodbye to Carlton Towers in February 2010.
Did you think we had forgotten? September 2014 and work was well underway to demolish the YEP's former Wellington Street headquarters.
Share your memories of these demolitions with Andrew Hutchinson via email at: [email protected] or tweet him - @AndyHutchYPN