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Seacroft Branch Library, interior view (Seacroft)
Black & White image1964. Image shows the interior of Seacroft Branch Library, a new facility built in Seacroft Crescent. The library was opened by S.M. Gardiner on 25th June, 1964. The Seacroft Civic Centre is under construction in the background. The Centre was opened by the Queen in 1965.
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Seacroft Civic Centre (Seacroft) (31 comments)
Black & White image7th June 1964. This was the first large scale shopping and civic centre development serving a large area to the outskirts of the City. In the early 1960s Seacroft had a population of around 40,000. The centre was to be on a 10 acre site, with access from the Ring Road, to attract people from Horsforth, Alwoodley, Moortown, Lawnswood etc. Surrounding villages of Barwick, Thorner, Garforth and East Keswick were also within easy reach. Seacroft would be well served by public transport from Leeds with special services to the centre for those tempted by out-of-town shopping. It was planned to include the following facilities in the development: 71 shops, 60 maisonettes, 4 large stores, office blocks, banks, restaurants, estate office and pub. Also sites for a library, bowling alley, health centre, market and two underground car-parks. The centre was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on Friday 22nd October 1965. In 1993 a multi-million redevelopment scheme was agreed to modernise the centre. In this view construction is underway, builders were Richard Costain Ltd, the cost was 1.25 million pounds.
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Seacroft Crescent, junction with Brooklands Avenue (Seacroft)
Black & White imagec1967. View shows Seacroft Crescent running up on the left with Brooklands Avenue leading off to the right. Seacroft Branch Library is beyond Brooklands Avenue followed by the Civic Youth Club. The shopping centre is on the left. This whole area was built in the mid 1960s as Seacroft Civic Centre, being opened by The Queen in October 1965; most of it has since been redeveloped, though the library remains. The older part of Seacroft village, The Green, is seen in the background with the Cricketers' Arms public house on the near side of it and St. James's Church on the far side.
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Seacroft Library, exterior view (Seacroft)
Black & White image1964. Image shows the new Seacroft Library after its completion in 1964. The building is constructed on a single storey with a flat roof and large floor-to-ceiling windows for maximum light. It was built as part of the Seacroft Civic Centre development and is situated in Seacroft Crescent. The Queen opened Seacroft Civic Centre in October 1965.
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