Leeds city centre memories: 11 glorious photos take you back to 1965

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These photos are sure to evoke memories for a generation of people who travelled to Leeds city centre for work, rest and play in the mid-1960s.

They turn back the clock to 1965 to showcase the beating heart of the city with a range of landmarks in focus such as the Merrion Centre and Odeon Cinema as well as familiar shopping streets including Briggate. The images 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: Fascinating photos of Leeds city centre during the 1960s LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

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