Fascinating photos of Leeds city centre during the 1960s

They are the photos which showcase life in Leeds city centre during the 1960s.

Friday, 10th July 2020, 8:15 am
Enjoy these photos showcasing life in Leeds city centre during the 1960s. PICS: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net
Enjoy these photos showcasing life in Leeds city centre during the 1960s. PICS: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net

These images turn the clock back to life in city centre during the decade and feature landmarks still part of city life today. These include Boar Lane, Leeds General Infirmary, City Square and the Inner Ring Road. These images are from 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: 24 photos to take you back to Leeds in 1968 LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

Contruction of the Leeds Inner Ring Road. The large building in the foreground is the premises of J. Hepworth and Son Ltd., manufacturing clothes, their own goods vehicles can be seen in the yard
A view looking south-west along Eastgate towards the Eastgate roundabout on the left.

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Infirmary Street showing Post Office House, home to Lombard Banking Ltd. and Northern Rock Building Society, among others.
A view of Bishopgate Street showing the newsagent's shop of E.Cantral.
Looking along Alfred Street from Boar Lane. On the corners are Dunn & Co., hatters (left) and the National Provincial Bank (right).
The Odeon Cinema at the junction of New Briggate and The Headrow on the night of a performance by The Beatles.
View of Bishopgate Street showing the Queen's Hotel and the entrance to the City Station on the left. City Square is in the background with the Norwich Union Building in the centre.
A view of the inner courtyard of Bean Ing Mills, looking west. The buildings wre constructed around a quadrangle.
Maude Street onto part of the Day School which adjoined Leeds Parish Church of St Peter's. The school was founded in 1812 on the site of a tithe barn and fronted onto the Calls.
This view looks from the end of New Station Street across City Square. The General Post Office can be seen.
The Headrow from the junction with Albion Street. To the left is Headrow House with shops on the ground floor including B.O.A.C. and Vallance's radio and television engineers.
Infirmary Street across City Square before the site was redeveloped following the closure of the road seen in the foreground which ran between the square itself, seen on the left, and the General Post Office Building.
The Queens Hotel is on the left, this is Wellington Street. In the centre is the Majestic Cinema and Ballroom, Quebec Street is on the right. The building with the clock tower is the Post Office.
A view from Boar Lane showing the demolition of Royal Exchange Buildings taking place. Several people have stopped to watch.
City Square showing the demolition taking place of the Royal Exchange Buildings at number 1A Park Row. A tower block replaced the buildings in 1965.
Duncan Street looking west towards Boar Lane, taken from the junction with Call Lane. On the left are two public houses, the Star & Garter and the Duncan. Shops in between include Watson tailors and W.W. Slee, antique dealer.
Work in progress on Leeds International Pool at Westgate. It opened on September 23, 1967.
Woodhouse Lane. On the left is the Tymms Hotel public house. The landlord at this time was George Burnett. The junction with Cookridge Street is just visible on the right edge.
Interior view of Kirkgate Market looking east and showing Robinson's Flower Stall.
Vicar Lane. On the left, the premises of Siller Ltd, pram and baby car manufacturers. Moving right is the entrance to King Edward Street, then John Collier's menswear. In the centre is the former Dolphin Inn.
Schofields main building. This was completed in 1962. Now replaced by the Headrow Shopping Centre.
Albion Street showing Kardomah Cafe. Also visible are Smith's cleaners and Austin Reed.
The corner of Lands Lane and Commercial Street showing Betty's cafe.
Ashe and Nephew, wine merchants on Albion Street. Posters in windows for reduced spirit prices. Tobacco Kiosk next door also sells newspapers.
Lands Lane showing the King Charles Public House and Schofields Store. Both are now demolished.
Recognise this view? It is Park Square. Cars are parked on both sides of the road. The trees are in full leaf.
A view of the sculpture 'Androgyne' by Glenn Hellman 1965. A sign for the Locarno Mecca Dancing can be seen on a building in the background.
A view of the Brotherton Wing at Leeds General Infirmary taken from Calverley Street. The Brotherton Wing was built and opened in 1940. A large sign says Hospital Quiet Please.
Inside Leeds City Station showing the City Buffet. A sign says hot meals served.
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