|1952||TV licences triple in Leeds for the Coronation.|
|1953||The first BBC "The Good Old Days" started at the City Varieties Theatre, Britains oldest theatre.|
|1958||Queen Elizabeth visits Montague Burton's factory, who at that time employed 7000 workers and Leeds|
|1959||Last tram in Leeds|
|1955||Final concert of the Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra|
|1956||Granada ITV services starts in Leeds.|
|1957||The Leeds Theatre Royal in Lands Lane is demolished|
|1960||Tetley's and Melbourne breweries merge|
|1960 1||Red Hall demolished to build Schofields store now the Headrow Centre|
|1963||The first of the now famous Leeds International Pianoforte Competition|
|1964||The Merrion Shopping Centre opens|
Benjamin Gott's, Bean Ing Mills demolished. (site of Yorkshire Post).
Parking Meters introduced.
|1968||Radio Leeds goes on Air.|
|1970||Yorkshire Post building with it's prominent tower opened.
Leeds Polytechnic opens
The International Pool is being built.
The start of converting many historic shopping streets to traffic free shopping The Pedestrian Precinct. This was one of the very first schemes of its kind in the UK. It is one of the linchpins of Leeds’ success as a major shopping attraction.
The Bond Centre opens later after enlargement becomes Leeds Shopping Plaza
|1974||Local Government reorganisation Leeds becomes a Metropolitan District and it is now the second largest provincial city in the UK, with a population: 717,000.|
|1976 1978||The demolition of Quarry Hill Flats|
|1978||The Grand Theatre becomes the home for English National Opera North (later to become Opera North)|
|1983||The St Johns Centre opens|
|1985||For many years the clothing and woolen industry had declined being replaced by financial and law sectors. The start of the regeneration of Leeds Waterfront as a Centre for business, housing and leisure. This regeneration can be seen on the river side walk|