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.

New Leeds

I remember Leeds best as it was, now the new Buildings are ugly the beautiful area in front of the Civic Hall concreted over in the name of the Millenium they are destroying the beautiful Architecture and building monstrosities the Market is nothing like it used to be stalls closing all the time ,yes the Leeds of the past was wonderful

A memory of Leeds by Valerie Smith

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