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.

Traffic Duty Dewsbury Road 1960

In 1960 I was a very young Police Constable at Dewsury Road Police Station. One of my duties was traffic duty at the bottom of Dewsbury Road. I think it was at the junction with Great Wilson Street and Meadow Road (not sure), by the toilets. Would like to see a map of that junction to remind me of how it ...Read full memory

A memory of Leeds by Michael Shires

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

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