Leeds city centre: 26 of the best photos take you back to 1970

These wonderful photo chart a year in the life of Leeds city centre at the dawn of a new decade.

They provide a fascinating insight into life around the heart of your Leeds in 1970, a 12 months which featured its fair share of talking points, changes and challenges.. Landmarks in focus include The Headrow, Eastgate and City Square as well as Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds Grand Theatre and the ABC cinema. The images are a mix from the YEP archive, West Yorkshire Archive Service and others 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: 43 closed Leeds pubs which will stir fond memories for drinkers LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook YEP RETRO NEWSLETTER: Sign up for our free monthly email digest of Leeds nostalgia

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