Happy birthday for the Merrion Centre
Just over 50 years ago Mrs Marjorie Ziff celebrated her birthday in one of the biggest birthday bashes Leeds had ever seen. On May 26, 1964 her husband, Arnold Ziff chairman of Town Centre Securities Ltd, asked her to mark the event by opening his new £6,000,000 Merrion Centre in front of over 1,000 invited guests. The Yorkshire Evening Post trumpeting the day’s event reported: ‘Today is M-Day in Leeds ‘’M’’ for Multi-Million Merrion Centre, and very much ‘’M’’ for Marjorie.

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