Fans went wild for the Beatles, the Arts Tower became Sheffield's tallest building and the Goodwin Fountain at the top of Fargate was unveiled.
1. West Street
West Street in Sheffield looks very different now to how it did when this photo, showing the grocery store Sharman, was taken in January 1961. The caption at the time read: "The junction of West Street with Fitzwilliam Street - an illustration of a self-contained shopping centre, away from mid-city bustle, yet with stores to meet virtually every demand of the housewife and her family."
2. Goodwin Fountain
The old Goodwin Fountain at the top of Fargate, in Sheffield city centre, is pictured here in 1961, with the jets of water illuminated following the official switch-on.
3. Club 60
Club 60 was a jazz club held in the cellars of the Acorn Inn, Shalesmoor, Sheffield, where it was reputed that the ghost of a murdered man walked. The club is pictured here in 1961.
4. Woodseats Palace
Woodseats Palace Cinema opened on September 4, 1911 and closed on September 24, 1961. The building was subsequently demolished and replaced by a Fine Fare supermarket. More recently a Wetherspoon pub opened in the former supermarket. The pub is called The Woodseats Palace.