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“Leeds: There’s No Place Like Home”

The Leeds Library, 18 Commercial Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6AL

Over the weekends of 14th-15th and 21st-22nd Sept - have you ever wondered where the famous sons and daughters of Leeds lived and worked? Our…

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‘Extraordinary Women on Blue Plaques’ : Exhibition

Leeds Civic Trust , 17-19 Wharf Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7EQ

These mostly Leeds-born women have been honoured with Blue Plaques, which are fixed to buildings associated with them and give a summary of their…

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‘Walking for health’ through Armley and Wortley

Gotts Park , Armley Ridge Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 2QX

The walk will follow local trails through woodland, townscapes and ginnels and will include an amazing yet little known viewpoint.

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‘Words from the Wings’

Shadwell Library, 99 Main Street, Shadwell, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 8HL

From cardboard crowns and makeshift scenery to the magic discovery of real talent - Am Dram has it all. Some audience participation may take place…

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‘Yeadon Above and Beyond’ - the story of Yorkshire’s own airport

Yeadon Town Hall, High Street, Yeadon, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS19 7PP

This illustrated talk will tell the story of the Airport from its humble beginnings to its place in international travel today and will be hosted…

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100 Years of Council Housing, with author John Boughton

The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 6NL

John Boughton is a social historian whose blog Municipal Dreams is one of the most widely read and respected chronicles of council housing’s…

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4000 Miles to Home - A journey to West Yorkshire

Sikh Temple, 192 Chapeltown Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 4HZ

*Please note, change of time and venue from previously stated in the booklet* From first snow, to the first Asian 'Head-Boy' in the UK, A.S…

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A History of Leeds Art Gallery

Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AA

Looking back over 130 years, this short lunchtime talk explores the Victorian fabric of Leeds Art Gallery, opened to the public on 3 October 1888.…

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A New Future - The Regeneration of Guiseley Theatre

Guiseley Theatre, The Green, Guiseley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS20 9BT

Guiseley Theatre Community Interest Company was incorporated in 2019 to breathe new life into Guiseley Theatre. This public presentation will help…

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A Ramble Around Yeadon

Yeadon Tarn Bandstand, Cemetery Road, Yeadon, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS19 7UR

The walk will begin and end at Yeadon Tarn Bandstand and continue through the Conservation Areas using photographic archive material at various sites.

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A walk around the Rosebank Millenium Green

Hyde Park Source, 2 Rosebank Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS3 1HH

The Rosebank is a community owned 5.5 acres of urban green space, once part of the "Lord's wastes", then 17th century fields and pasture, then…

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A walk through two hundred years of Housing for the People in Little Woodhouse

Park Dale Hall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4PQ

The two hour walk through Little Woodhouse, an inner city area of Leeds, starting from the 1960s tower block of Marlborough Towers on Burley Road,…

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Adel Quaker Meeting

Religious Society of Friends Quakers, New Adel Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 6AZ

Simple Quaker Meeting set in walled grounds with adjoining Burial Ground. All gravestones are identical in their modest design to indicate…

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Adel St John’s Conservation Area Walk

The Old Stables, Back Church Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 8DW

This flat circular walk lasts about one and three quarter hours and includes Adel Church and the Old Adel Rectory, York Gate House, Long Causeway…

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Aire and Calder Navigation Heritage Walk

The Corn Exchange, Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7BR

The walk will include the history of the Navigation and the river and their use for transport through the ages, the flood defences, Clarence Dock…

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Aireborough Historical Society - All Our Yesterdays

Town Hall, High Street, Yeadon, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS19 7PP

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th Sept 2019 from 9am to 1pm Three fantastic events in one historic building – JOIN AIREBOROUGH HISTORICAL SOCIETY…

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Alan Bennett - Unexpected Activist - Leeds Central Library

Leeds City Council, Central Library, Calverley Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AB

Alan Bennett – Unexpected Activist In this illustrated talk, Dr Kara McKechnie (Lecturer in Dramaturgy, University of Leeds) explores local hero…

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All Saints’ Church, Barwick-in-Elmet

Aberford Road, Barwick-in-Elmet, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Going back to Norman times All Saints' Church has had several alterations. The spectacular East Window which shows the saints. The Gascoigne…

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All Souls’ Church Blackman Lane, Leeds

All Souls' Church, Blackman Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9EY

All Souls' Church was completed in 1880 as the city's memorial to the great 19th century vicar of Leeds Walter Farquhar Hook who became Dean of…

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An outing in Oakwood

Oakwood Clock, Princes Avenue, Roundhay, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 2FA

In 1801 Roundhay was not part of Leeds and its population was approximately 86. In the course of the 19th century however, this rural backwater…

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Around Aireborough - A Photographic Exhibition

Guiseley Theatre, The Green, Guiseley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS20 9BT

Aireborough Camera Club have now been running for over 50 years and have seen many photographers evolve their practice to enter the age of digital…

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Aspire - Former Yorkshire Penny Bank - Visit for Free

Aspire Leeds Ltd, Yorkshire Bank Chambers, 2 Infirmary Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2JP

Visitors to Aspire will be treated to a tour of the former Yorkshire Penny Bank where they will discover hidden vaults beneath the grand Banking…

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Basements and Balconies Tour

Corn Exchange, Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7BR

The tour will be led by Rob Kilner, an independent Leeds guide from 'Workers Lunchtime' and will take in some Leeds 'highs and lows' including…

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Beckett Park/Kirkstall Grange history walk

Leeds Beckett University, The Grange, Beckett Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3QX

The tour will explore the history of the Kirkstall Grange estate, from its origins as an outlying farm of Kirkstall Abbey, through the development…

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Beckett Street Cemetery

140 Beckett Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7AA

Take a 60/90 minute tour around the second oldest public cemetery in the country. Its graves tell a fascinating story of life in Victorian Leeds.

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Behind the scenes at The British Library

The British Library, Boston Spa, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS23 7BQ

This is a fantastic opportunity to visit a real national treasure in the heart of the country and will provide a special insight into the complex…

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Blue Plaque Unveiling - RAH Livett, modernist housing pioneer

Gipsil, The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 6NL

A special plaque unveiling for modernist housing pioneer, RAH Livett. Meet: The Old Fire Station, where we will direct you to the house where the…

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Blue Plaques - In the Dock!

Holbeck Working Mens Club, Jenkinson Lawn, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 9QX

Join us for this special theatrical event where we delve into the world of plaques. In the era of #MeToo, polarised politics and climate change,…

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Boston Spa Heritage Trail

Boston Spa Library, High Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS23 6BH

Discover more about this attractive village situated in the far north east corner of the Leeds metropolitan borough and its brief history as a spa…

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Bramhope Puritan Chapel

Bramhope Puritan Chapel, Leeds Road, Bramhope, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 9JJ

The chapel was built by Robert Dyneley in 1649, the same year as King Charles was executed. It was owned by the Dyneley family until 1797. It…

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Bramley - the village that disappeared

Bramley Trinity Methodist Church, Upper Town Street, Bramley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS13 2ER

Bramley History Society have an impressive archive of old photographs and maps of the area; these will be on display with Society members on hand…

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Bramley: The People Powered Baths

Bramley Baths & Community Ltd, Bramley Baths, Broad Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS13 3DF

Grade II Listed Bramley Baths is a beautiful Edwardian swimming pool with a rich history. It’s the only remaining Edwardian bath house in Leeds…

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Briggate Morris (Leeds North West Morris side) comes home to Briggate.

Briggate adjacent to Turks Head Yard entrance., Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6HB

Briggate Morris will perform dances from Leeds and further afield in the industrial North West tradition.

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Castle Grove Masonic Hall

Castle Grove Masonic Hall, Moor Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 4BP

Castle Grove (1834) was the opulent Headingley home of several noted Leeds businesssmen. Since 1935 it has been the home of Castle Grove Masonic…

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Child Health in 19th Century Leeds Factories and Fevers - Talk by Dr Emma Storr

Castleton Close, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS122DS

This talk will be an exploration of two of the major dangers to child health during the 19th century in Leeds. The first danger for children was…

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Church of The Epiphany

227 Beech Lane, Gipton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 6SP

Grade I listed 20th century Bishop Burrough's Memorial Church by N.F. Cachemaille-Day. Beautiful Christopher Webb stained glass. Labyrinth in the…

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Classic Jukebox Factory Visit

Sound Leisure Ltd, Sandleas Way, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 8AR

Sound Leisure has been hand building classic style Jukeboxes since 1978 and are only one of two classic Jukebox companies in the world and are the…

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Creative Writing at Armley Mills

Leeds Industrial Museum, Armley Mills, Canal Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 2QF

This creative writing workshop at the historic Armley Mills in Leeds offers participants the chance to engage with the stories of the…

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Dental Cabinets of Curiosities

Level 6, Leeds University School of Dentistry , Worsley Medical and Dental Building , Clarendon Way, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9LU

• Dental equipment dating through the ages from the 1600’s – much of which has been used for extracting teeth (by unqualified…

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Devonshire Hall

Devonshire Hall, Cumberland Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2EQ

Devonshire Hall is one of Leeds University's most popular halls of residence. The Grade II* listed building created from two Victorian villas…

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Drighlington and the Battle of Adwalton Moor 1643

The Spotted Cow, 122 Whitehall Road, Drighlington, Leeds, West Yorkshire, BD11 1LJ

Highlights include the pub that was a Civil War field hospital, the site of the first demonstration of Percy Shaw's 'cats eyes' and the humble…

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East Leeds History & Archaeology Society - Illustrated Talk

Leeds City Council, Crossgates Library, Farm Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 7LB

This talk gives an insight into the lives of two people who rose from very humble beginnings yet in different ways influenced the lives of…

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Electrifying Women archives taster session

Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9JT

This workshop will give participants the chance to learn more about the history of women in engineering through primary sources from the Feminist…

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Free Family Friendly Screening and Activity

Hyde Park Picture House, 73 Brudenell Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1JD

Come and join in our family friendly activity from 11.00am to discover, choose and explore objects and memories from the cinema’s history for…

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Free Screening and Exhibition : West Yorkshire Queer Stories

Hyde Park Picture House, 73 Brudenell Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1JD

West Yorkshire Queer Stories has been gathering oral histories from a diverse range of LGBTIQ+ people across the region, as part of an archiving…

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Friends of St John’s Heritage Day

St John's Church, New Street, Farsley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 5DJ

Browse the old photo's, listen to the organ and see the artefacts.

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From Coaching Inn to Craft Cafe

rivers MEET Cafe, 102 Leeds Road, Methley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 9EP

On Saturday you can discover the fascinating story of heritage and contemporary quilting as two speakers bring the subject to life. The first talk…

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From crops to commuters - an evening walk round Thorner village

Victory Hall, Carr Lane, Thorner, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS14 3EY

The walk will include several historic buildings whose use has changed over the years. You will discover how Thorner was a pioneer of self service…

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Getting to know Lawnswood Cemetery

Lawnswood Cemetery, Otley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 6AH

Lawnswood Cemetery was opened in 1875 and its grounds and most of its buildings were designed by the architect George Corson who was himself…

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Gildersome Quaker Meeting House Open Day

75 Street Lane, Gildersome, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 7HX

See the historic Grade II listed Quaker Meeting House at Gildersome which was built in 1756. There are many original features including historic…

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Gledhow Valley Bath House

Gledhow Valley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire

A unique listed Bath House dating from 1671, which was originally part of the Gledhow Estate. It has a small changing room and a small pool fed…

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Gotts Park and the Yorkshire Red Books of Humphry Repton

The Mansion House, Gotts Park Golf Club, Armley Ridge Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 2QX

Gotts Park Mansion was the home of Benjamin Gott, owner of Armley Mills and a leading figure in the Industrial Revolution. The Mansion is set in…

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Groundwork’s Open Day

Groundwork Leeds, Environment & Business Centre, Merlyn-Rees Avenue, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 9SL

On Saturday 21 September from 11am – 2pm Groundwork will be hosting a free event suitable for all as part of a Heritage Open Day at our head…

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Guiseley Cemetery

Guiseley Cemetery, Chevin End Road, Guiseley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS20 9DL

The 2019 Heritage Open Day theme of ‘People Power’ is perfectly reflected in the graves selected for the tour of Guiseley cemetery, showing…

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Guiseley Theatre - A People Powered History

Guiseley Theatre, The Green, Guiseley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS20 9BT

Meet the people who have shaped the past, present and future of Guiseley Theatre, learn more about the organisations born out of our beautiful…

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Guiseley Theatre Guided Tours

Guiseley Theatre, The Green, Guiseley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS20 9BT

Guiseley Theatre has been at the heart of the Guiseley community since 1867. During its lifetime - spanning over 150 years - the now 'Guiseley…

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Headingley Hill walkabout

Hyde Park Pub, 2 Headingley Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2AS

Explore the Conservation Area to view listed buildings (some 'at risk') and other heritage assets including green spaces. You will be encouraged…

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HEADINGLEY St COLUMBA UNITED REFORMED CHURCH

Headingley St. Columba United Reformed Church, 70 Headingley Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2DH

HSTC is a Union Church built in 1966; the Headingley component referring to Headingley Hill Congregational Church, whose buildings still exist…

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Herd Farm - Activity Centre & Iron Age Roundhouses

Herd Farm Activity Centre, Harrogate Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 7RJ

It may be called Herd Farm, but it’s actually an 18th century Grade II Listed farm complex that has been converted into a 50-bed residential and…

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Heritage Pub Walk

The Adelphi, 1 - 3 Hunslet Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1JQ

The walk will cover a wide range of city centre heritage pubs, including the Adelphi and Whitelocks and will conclude at the Templar with an…

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Hidden Gems at Leeds Art Gallery’s Print Room

Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AA

Join us for this unique behind-the-scenes event at Leeds Art Gallery to discover amazing and rarely seen drawings and prints from our first-class…

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High Royds (now Chevin Park): the Lost World of a Victorian Asylum

High Royds Memorial Chapel and Garden, Buckle Lane, Menston, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS29 6DG

A walk around the grounds of the former West Riding lunatic asylum, built in the 1880s and closed in 2003. Much new development has taken place…

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Hinsley Hall - so much to offer at the Diocese of Leeds Pastoral Centre

Hinsley Hall, 62 Headingley Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2BX

You will be greeted by resident Archivist Robert Finnegan who will introduce you to Hinsley Hall over tea and coffee. There will be a walk through…

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Hollybush Conservation Centre - Heritage Tour

Hollybush Conservation, Hollybush Conservation Centre, Broad Lane, Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS5 3BP

2019 is the fortieth anniversary of The Conservation Volunteers taking on this then semi-derelict farmhouse complex by the river bridge in…

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Holy Trinity Church - Rothwell

Holy Trinity Church, Church Street, Rothwell, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 0QL

Holy Trinity, the Parish Church of the historic village of Rothwell. A Grade II listed medieval church built on the site of a previous Saxon…

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Images of Old Leeds

The Leeds Library, 18 Commercial Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6AL

The Thoresby Society holds a unique collection of lantern slides which are more than 100 years old. This will be displayed along with other…

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Kirkstall Abbey and the Cistercians: Tradition and Innovation in the Founding of a new Order

Kirkstall Abbey Visitor Centre, Abbey Road, Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS5 3EH

We don't usually think of 'People Power' in connection with the founding of monasteries, but the story of the establishment and spread of the…

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Knitted Map of Leeds - Knitting and Spinning at the Corn Exchange

C10 The Concourse, Corn Exchange, Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7BR

People Power Knitting! Join Knitted Leeds and The Spinners of Aire as they showcase their crafty work and skills - don't worry of you don't know…

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Leeds Beckett University

Headingley Campus, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 5LF

Join us on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September 2019 and learn more about the people who shaped Leeds Beckett University at our special exhibition,…

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Leeds Central Library - Heritage Tour

Leeds City Council, Central Library, Calverley Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AB

an hour long walk around 4 floors of our Victorian listed building.

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Leeds Civic Hall

Leeds City Council, Civic Hall, Calverley Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 1UR

The building is faced with Portland stone and has a Roman Corinthian portico of six columns. Above the twin towers (170ft) on which are perched 2x…

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Leeds General Infirmary and Old Medical School Tours

Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3EX

The LGI has a rich medical history with its clinicians being an important part of its heritage. Oil paintings and statues of some of the early…

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Leeds Heritage Reimagined

Aspire Leeds Ltd, Yorkshire Bank Chambers, 2 Infirmary Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2JP

Local artists have interpreted the beautiful richness that the incredible heritage buildings of Leeds have to offer, but the work will blow you…

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Leeds Minster

Kirkgate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7DJ

Grade I listed building with 10th century Leeds cross. Highlights include a rare Elizabethan table tomb, a 13th century knight discovered upside…

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Left Bank Leeds - INF23 by Michael Shaw

Left Bank Leeds, Cardigan Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1LJ

When people step into Left Bank Leeds, their first reaction is usually ‘wow!’. Designed by famed 20th-century architect Temple Moore in the…

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LIVE AT LEEDS: LEEDS MUSIC WALK

Leeds Leisure Services, Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AD

In this one hour walk around the city centre we will look into the history of music in Leeds through the many venues which dot the streets. We…

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Makkah Masjid Mosque

Makkah Masjid, 36 Thornville Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1JY

Award winning Mosque presents Islamic exhibition. Come and learn about Islam and what happens inside a Mosque. Stunning interiors.

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MAP Charity - Our Vision of Hope at Hope Foundry, Mabgate.

Music & Arts Production, Hope House, Mabgate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7DR

MAP Charity is pioneering alternative provider in creative education, offering qualifications and first-hand experiences to young people at risk…

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Methley St Oswald’s Church

St. Oswald's Church, Church Side, Methley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 9BJ

There has been a church on this site since Anglo Saxon times and the foundations of the early church can be seen. The nave and chancel date from…

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Middleton Park, Leeds - History in Beeston Wood

Visitor Centre, Middleton Park, Town Street, Middleton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 3SH

The guided walk starts at Middleton Park Visitor Centre at 1:30 p.m. and lasts till about 3 p.m. Some of the walking will be on Woodland tracks,…

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Middleton Railway, Leeds

Middleton Railway Trust Ltd, Moor Road, Hunslet, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 2JQ

This was at Middleton in Leeds in 1812! Heritage Open Day visitors will be given a guided and informative tour of our museum and Display Hall.…

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Mill Hill Chapel

Mill Hill Chapel, Lower Basinghall Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5EB

Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel is an oasis of calm in the heart of bustling Leeds city centre, the home of a progressive, inclusive community offering…

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Miss Lily’s Victorian Circus Game and Exhibition

Horsforth Ballroom, Horsforth Library, Town Street, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 5BL

Roll up, roll up! Miss Lily’s Victorian Circus Game and Exhibition is coming to town and you’re invited Miss Lily and her Ring master…

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Moorlands School, formerly Fox Hill

Moorlands School, Fox Hill Drive, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 5PF

Fox Hill was the opulent mansion that George Corson designed for William Francis Tetley (of the Leeds brewing family). Some interesting original…

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Morley Town Hall

Leeds City Council, Town Hall, Queen Street, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 9DY

Two guided tours of Morley Town Hall to areas not usually open to members of the public. See the court room and cells (as seen on "Emmerdale",…

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Open Day at the Hyde Park Picture House

Hyde Park Picture House, 73 Brudenell Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1JD

The Hyde Park Picture House is a fully functioning cinema business showing films 363 days of the year. Alongside modern projection facilities we…

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Oulton Conservation Area guided walk

St John's Church, Leeds Road, Oulton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 8JU

The Calverley family came over with the Normans and settled near Bradford; they were granted land in the Rothwell parish probably in the 15th…

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Oulton Hall and the Yorkshire Red Books of Humphry Repton

Oulton Hall , Rothwell Lane, Oulton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 8HN

This talk will discuss Repton's innovative role as a professional landscape gardener and successor to 'Capability' Brown. In particular it will…

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Park Square - the place and its people

The Barran Room, St Pauls House, 23 Park Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2ND

This talk is kindly hosted by DAC Beachcroft Solicitors at St Paul's House and will feature amongst others Sir John Barran, Thomas Ambler and…

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People Power in Leeds from the Farnley Wood Plot of 1663 to the Suffragettes

The Lancasterian School Room, Low Moor Side Lane, Farnley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12

Topics covered will include the infamous Farnley Wood Plot of 1663 which tried to remove Charles II from the throne, the mob that descended on…

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People Power: Saving the Heritage of Little Woodhouse

Ext. Main Entrance. Joseph's Well, Chorley Lane (South), Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS3 1AB

We will visit early 20th century Joseph’s Well, former John Barron’s mill warehouse and 18th century merchants houses Claremont and Denison…

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People Powered Press - Have a go!

Split Design Ltd, St. Peters Buildings, 3 St. Peters Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 8AH

From the Chartist Movement to the Spring Rising - freedom of speech has been crucial to furthering human rights and democracy. Leeds graphic…

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Power, Petitions and Poisoning at Leeds Archives

West Yorkshire Joint Services, Leeds Archive, Nepshaw Lane South, Gildersome, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 7JQ

A chance to drop-in and explore some of the wonderful collections we care for at our Leeds Archive office.

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Quebecs Hotel, formerly Leeds Liberal Club

Quebecs Hotel, 9 Quebec Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2HA

Quebecs Hotel was formerly the Leeds Liberal Club. View the splendid interior, including a magnificent stained glass window depicting Yorkshire…

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Rawdon Quaker Meeting House

Quakers Lane, Rawdon, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS19 6HU

Mainly our old Meeting House built in 1697 and also out 'schoolroom' - an old converted stables with interesting architectural features. The…

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Roundhay Park - The Hidden History

Lakeside Car Park, Roundhay Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 2JL

Roundhay Park is generally well known, but with 700 acres there are many areas which are rarely visited. This walk, led by the Friends of Roundhay…

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Royal Armouries Museum

Royal Armouries Museum, Armouries Drive, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1LT

Paper treasures! Drop in sessions 11 to 1pm and 2 to 4pm. Join us as we enter into the world of paper treasures and discover what secrets the…

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Saint Saviour’s Church, Richmond Hill

Saint Saviour's Church, Ellerby Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 8LD

St Saviour's Church, is thought to be the first Anglo Catholic church built outside London in 1845. Built with an anonymous gift of £10,000 later…

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Sculptural encounters in Leeds: walking tour

Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9JT

This extended walking tour will reveal the hidden histories of Leeds, beginning with the once forgotten Central Court at Leeds Art Gallery,…

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Seven statues, four sculptures and a bridge

The Queens Hotel, City Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 1PJ

A city centre walking tour taking in statues, sculptures and interesting stories.

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Sharing Chilean and Mexican Heritage with the UK

Leeds University Union, Lifton Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9JZ

In 1976 the Chilean community painted a mural at Leeds University Union as a way of welcoming the new refugees and showing solidarity against…

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Skelton Grange Environment Centre Big Green Weekend Open Day!

The Conservation Volunteers, Skelton Grange Environment Centre, Skelton Grange Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1RS

Skelton Grange was once an industrial power station site, transformed over 25 years by community volunteers into 10 acres of nature reserve now…

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St Aidan’s Walking Dragline

St Aidan's Open Cast Coal Site, Astley Lane, Swillington, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 8AL

Walk all round the outside of the machine, see the Giant Bucket, now resting on the ground. Have your photo taken inside it! Go up the steps in to…

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St Aidans Church Leeds

St. Aidans Vicarage, Elford Place West, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 5QD

An opportunity to visit St Aidan's, which will be open on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th with a full programme of tours, short talks, music and…

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St Bartholomew’s Church

Wesley Road, Armley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 1SR

Grade II* listed building of Victorian splendour, completed in 1877. Huge edifice. Restored in 2001 with Heritage Lottery grant. Spectacular…

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St Edmund’s Church Roundhay Leeds

Lidgett Park Road, Roundhay, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 1JN

A simple leaflet is available for visitors to view the church treasures at their own pace. The stained glass windows include 9 made by James…

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St Hilda’s Church

Cross Green Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 0DG

Leaflet available, also NADFAS Church Trail for children. Most unusual rood loft and font canopy. Interesting bas relief panels on the front of…

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St James’s Hospital Workhouse Chapel tours

St. James's University Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7TF

The current St James's site already housed the Moral & Industrial Training School (opened 1848). The grade 2 listed chapel was constructed at the…

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St John’s: Parish Church of Wortley & Farnley

St John’s Church, Dixon Lane Road, Wortley , Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 4RU

The church building will be open with some displays to showcase the history of the church in the parish and its place within the communities it…

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St Matthew’s Church Open Day

St Matthew's Church, Wood Lane, Chapel Alleron, Leeds, West Yorkshire, Ls7 3QF

Chance to find out more about our new facilities and look round the rest of the church. Our bellringers will be practising between 10 and 11 but…

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St Oswald’s Church Guiseley

Church Street, Guiseley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS20 9BE

Inside the church are the remains of an ancient cross, beautiful stained-glass windows, many donated by local families and aristocracy, and the…

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St Peter’s Church, Rawdon

Rawdon St. Peters Church, Town Street, Rawdon, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS19 6QL

VISUAL & AUDIO PRESENTATION also Leaflets on History Walks The Heritage of a Yorkshire village that became known nationally &…

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St Wilfrid’s Church, Halton Open Days

Selby Road, Halton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 7NP

St. Wilfrid's Church Halton was completed in 1939 and designed by Albert Randall Wells. It is a Grade II listed building and is impressive in…

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St. Martin’s Church, Potternewton

St Martin's View, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 3LB

Grade II Listed building. History Trail, magnificent Chancel murals by Hemmings and stained glass by Kemp. Find the stories behind our windows and…

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Stank Hall Barn Leeds

Stank Hall, Dewsbury Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire

See inside one of the oldest secular buildings in Leeds! Stank Hall Barn is a magnificent Medieval building dating from the mid 15th Century. The…

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Sunny Bank Mills & Archive

Sunny Bank Mills Archive and Gallery, Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 5UJ

Dating from 1829, Sunny Bank Mills was an important woollen & worsted mill, with an interesting history. Although it ceased manufacturing only 10…

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Tetley’s Brewery Collection Showcase

The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Hunslet Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1JQ

Discover various items from the brewery collection on display and find out what they were used for, from printing blocks to brewing tools. Our 10…

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The Airey Homes of Oulton

46 Wordsworth Drive, Oulton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 8EP

Leeds born building contractor Sir Edwin Airey (1878 - 1955) was responsible for many well known buildings in the city including the University's…

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The Grammar School at Leeds

The Grammar School At Leeds, Harrogate Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 8GS

The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) origins date back to 1552 when one of the original schools, Leeds Grammar School was founded through a bequest…

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The Great Leeds Pub Quiz

Holbeck Working Mens Club, Jenkinson Lawn, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 9QX

Join us for The Great Leeds Pub Quiz - the ultimate test of your knowledge about our fabulous city! We will be covering everything from sports to…

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The historic village of Kippax

The Co-operative store, 60 High Street, Kippax, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS25 7AB

You will see the remains of a Motte and Bailey Castle, a 12th century Church, traces of later structures and much more in this historic east Leeds…

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The Hyde Park Picture House: the projection room in focus

Hyde Park Picture House, 73 Brudenell Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1JD

The Hyde Park Picture House is a fully functioning cinema business showing films and hosting special events 363 days of the year. Alongside modern…

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The Leeds Gasworkers’ Strike of 1890

The Railway Club (formerly West Leeds Railwaymens Club), Driver Street, Wellington Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 1EB

The Strike marked a rise in trade union power and the decline in influence of the local Liberal establishment. Michael Meadowcroft will recount…

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The Leeds Owl Trail goes to Holbeck

Leeds City Museum, Millenium Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8BH

At the end of the walk there will be an opportunity to hear about plans for Temple Mills and the South Bank.

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The M&S Company Archive: Dressing for Victory

M&S Company Archive, The Michael Marks Building, Woodsley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9LP

The Marks in Time Exhibition at the M&S Company Archive celebrates the role that Marks & Spencer has played in peoples' lives for over 135 years.…

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The Old Fire Station

The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 6NL

Heritage Tours 1pm, 2pm and 3pm Take a tour of the building with members of the Leeds Eastern Fire Heritage group who worked as fire fighters at…

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The Power of People through music - an evening with the Meanwood Ensemble.

Northern Monk Refectory, Marshalls Mill, Marshall Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 9YJ

The Meanwood Ensemble are a classical vocal quartet who aim to make classical music more accessible by performing in interesting and unusual…

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The Power of Print, Print Room, School of English, University of Leeds

House 9 Cavendish Road, School of English, University of Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9JT

The print rooms in the basement of the School of English at the University of Leeds will be open to the public for Heritage Open Day. Join us to…

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The Sikh Temple (Gurdwara)

The Sikh Temple, 281A Chapeltown Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 3JT

Two guided tours of the largest Sikh Temple in Leeds offering an introduction to the Sikh faith and culture.

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The story of Mabgate from the Industrial Revolution to the age of John Lewis

Patrick Studios, Saint Mary's lane, Mabgate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7EH

A description of the history of Mabgate will be linked with the development of current cultural activities in the area.

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Too feeble to play? Celebrating some extraordinary women in sport.

The Leeds Civic Trust, 17 - 19 Wharf Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7EQ

From races in ancient Greece to the Lionesses football team, follow the setbacks and achievements of women in a wide range of sports including…

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Treasures of the Leeds Central Library

Groundwork Leeds, Environment & Business Centre, Merlyn-Rees Avenue, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 9SL

Join us for an informative talk about the most unusual and interesting items from the Leeds Local and Family History Library’s collections.…

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Two hundred years of change - the surprising history of Wellington Place.

Wellington Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4AP

The area around Wellington Place represents the third reworking of land that was covered with fields right up until the 1820s; discover the causes…

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Uncovering the past - 15 years of archaelogical investigation at Thorpe Park

The Conference Room, The Newman Centre, Station Road, Cross Gates, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 7JY

You will hear about the archaelogical evidence spanning approximately 8000 years at this site and some of the regionally significant artefacts and…

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Victory Garden Allotments

off Park Avenue, Rawdon, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS19 6ER

The site was donated as allotments by Sir Arthur Godwin Kt., J.P., to the people of Rawdon on 20th September 1919. So this year is our centenary…

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Voices of Tetley’s Brewery

The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1JQ

Hear anecdotes, stories and experiences of a former Tetley's Brewery employee as part of the re-telling of our brewery site (now car park!). Join…

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Walking Tour of the Back-to-Back Houses in Harehills

Harehills Road / Lambton Grove, Harehills, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 5PB

This tour will guide you not just through the back-to-back streets of Harehills, but through the history of their development between 1891 and…

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Women of Westminster: The MPs who changed politics

Bramley Library, Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS13 3ND

In the past 100 years a total of 489 women have been elected to Parliament. Yet it was not until 2015 that the total number of women ever elected…

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Woodhouse Ridge -  a walking talk (or is it a talking walk?)

Woodhouse Ridge , Opposite 56 Ridge Terrace, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2DA

It was an ornamental park, now of course you can't see the woods for the trees..... en route, we will stop to look at historic photos and maps,…

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Woodlesford Conservation Area guided walk

The Methodist Chapel, Church Street, Woodlesford, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 8RD

Find out how the area's industrial activities have developed, exploiting the area's natural resources and its excellent transport links.…

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Wortley Local History Group

Whingate Methodist Church & Community Centre, Whingate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 3EJ

Display boards and slide show relating to Trades, Industry and Local Employment in Wortley. Refreshments are available.

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All Saints’ Parish Church, Otley

Kirkgate, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 3HW

Otley Parish Church has parts dating from the 11th century and is the oldest building in the town. The church building has many interesting…

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Otley Courthouse

Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 3AN

Victorian police house, cell block and magistrates courts, converted in 2004 to an arts and resource centre. Wonderful example of local civic…

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“Inspirational Women”

Fulneck, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, LS28 8NT

AMAZING ANNIVERSARY. Within this year's event we celebrate the 50th. anniversary of the opening of the museum which now displays many fascinating…

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Calverley Methodist Church

Calverley Methodist Church, Chapel Street, Calverley, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, LS28 5PS

Join an escorted visit into the Grade 2 listed Chapel (currently out of bounds due to structural issues) and garden. In the Church Hall there…

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Calverley Old Hall

12A Woodhall Road, Calverley, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, LS28 5NL

Then funded by Sir John Smith’s Manifold Trust, Landmark bought this important medieval house so that it could remain in single…

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Calverley Parish Church

The Parish Church of St Wilfrid, Towngate, Calverley, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, LS28 5NF

We would love to welcome visitors to our beautiful church and grounds, situated in the heart of the village, very near to Calverley Woods. There…

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Calverley Village - A walking heritage quest

Calverley Arms, Calverley Lane, Calverley, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, LS28 5QQ

The walk starts from the Calverley Arms (previously Elmwood, built in 1859 by wool manufacturer Samuel Gray). The Walking Heritage Quest sheet…

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Farsley Rehoboth Baptist Burial Ground Open Day and Tour

Junction of Coal Hill Lane and Bagley Lane, Farsley, PUDSEY, West Yorkshire, LS28 5NA

The Farsley Rehoboth Baptist Burial Ground was a place of interment from 1785 to 2000 and reflected the growth of Farsley and in particular its…

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Pudsey Masonic Hall Open Day, Church Lane, Pudsey LS28 7RF

Masonic Hall, Church Lane, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, LS28 7RF

Pudsey Masonic Hall started in 1901 when two cottages in Church Lane were purchased and converted into the original hall. They quickly became too…

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Pudsey Parish Church

Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, LS28 8BE

We would love to welcome visitors to our beautiful church, located in the heart of the historic market town of Pudsey, very near to Pudsey Park.…

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Pudsey’s Textile & Musical Heritage & Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings

Pudsey Town Hall, Robin Lane, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, LS28 7BN

Pudsey & District Civic Society invite you to visit the Council Chamber at Pudsey Town Hall where there is a display on the History of the Borough…

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A guided walk round Wetherby with visits to the Georgian Bath House and Council Offices

Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22

Look at the interior of the Bath House and see and hear how it was used and by whom also take in the lovely garden that surrounds the Bath House…

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