Leeds, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Leeds and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Photo Books on Leeds

Browse 25 photo books on Leeds and the surrounding area.

Wonderful Feelings

My mother was born in Leeds and most years we would spend some time there. I came to love Leeds; such a vibrant place compared to Lincoln where we lived. This picture evokes a lot of feeling. From the V J celebrations in 1945 onwards we often stayed at Parker's Commercial Hotel opposite the Grand Theatre. It can just be seen ...Read full memory

Preparing For The Festival Of Britain.

This photograph shows a Wednesday afternoon, early closing day, hence the low volume of traffic and few shoppers. The year is definitely 1951. On the left is myself and my apprentice electrician seen manhandling the long ladder outside William Timpson's shoe shop. The other people are just members of the ...Read full memory

A memory of Leeds by Claire Allen

Nostalgic Memories

This pictures evokes such wonderful nostalgic memories that I have it framed and it hangs on my wall. My mother originated from Leeds and as a child I spent a number of happy times there, sometimes with a distant relative in the Burghley area, but others at Parker's (another distant relative) Commercial Hotel opposite the ...Read full memory