Enjoy these photos of Seacroft Shopping Centre during the 1960s and 1970s. PIC: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net
Enjoy these photos of Seacroft Shopping Centre during the 1960s and 1970s. PIC: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net

Walk around Seacroft Shopping Centre during the 1960s and 1970s

These photos turn back the clock to showcase how shopping in Seacroft was transformed during the 1960s and 1970s.

Thursday, 30th July 2020, 8:14 am

Seacroft Shopping Centre was opened by The Queen in 1965 as part of the £1.25 million Civic Centre development which at the time was heralded as a novel way of building an outdoor purpose built town centre. It boasted a Grandways supermarket and Woolworths as well as many other smaller shops, banks, pubs and a library. The Centre was completely demolished in 1999 and redeveloped with a large new Tesco store taking up much of the site. These images turn the clock back to its heyday in the 1960s and 1970s and 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: 35 unseen photos of Seacroft shops, roads and pubs through the years LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

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