Books about Leeds

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A Celebration of Leeds: People, Places, Pictures and Memories
This book looks at the city of Leeds and its people, the great and the good, the characters and the 'ordinary folk' who have given it its particular character over the years. Through archive images from the Yorkshire Post, Yorkshire Evening Post and Leeds City Council, combined with the personal recollections of the author, John Morgan, it presents a unique insight into an era that is starting to fade from living memory and which in its diversity and colour deserves to be preserved.
Central Leeds (Images of England)
This fascinating collection of photographs takes the reader on a tour of central Leeds as it used to be. Through these photographs, we can see how the housing in the city centre has changed, see the people who used to live here and the buildings which lined our streets. Remember the shops of yesteryear and the restaurants and public houses which have now largely disappeared. These photographs allow you to reach back in time and view the city as it used to be.
The Changing Face of Leeds
Architectural historian Brian Godward looks back at a thousand years of architecture in Leeds. Beginning with the tenth-century church at Bardsey and ending with the concrete of Leeds University, this fascinating account illustrates the immense variety of buildings that can be seen in the city today - houses, shops, mills, factories, churches, pubs, and more. Including a wide range of old and new photographs, drawings and paintings, this book will enthral anyone who knows Leeds, as a resident or visitor.
Great Leeds Stories
The history of the city is brilliantly captured in this collection of eighteen stories by eminent local writer, Dr David Thornton. There are chapters on Leeds street names, life in the back-to-backs, mills and millfolk, literary Loiners, Leeds war heroes, notorious murders, the great fire of Wortley, the big freeze of 1947. And much more.
Leeds Cinemas (Images of England)
Through the medium of old photographs, programmes and advertisements, this book provides a fascinating look at the history of cinema-going in the city of Leeds and its suburbs over the last hundred years.
Leeds City Beautiful
Leeds City Beautiful invites the reader to explore this exciting and vibrant city with a superb collection of over 500 carefully selected full-colour photographs. Each image is accompanied by a fully informative caption. Leeds, being the largest city in Yorkshire, has so much to offer. With fabulous architecture, delightful parks, works of art, shops, bars and cafes, it is a city which has something for everyone. "Leeds City Beautiful" is more than simply a photo guide; it is a celebration of this wonderful city. Each step you take through this delightful city reveals another facet of its exciting history; from the beautiful mediaeval churches to stunningly ornate Victorian buildings: from ancient edifices to modern structures. Although Leeds is rightfully proud of its heritage it is not content to rest on its laurels and looks towards the future, as recent major property development throughout the city will testify. This book brings together an exciting combination of outstanding old buildings and striking modern structures, which is guaranteed to appeal to residents and visitors alike. This book takes the reader on an exhilarating journey through the streets, squares and parks of this thriving city, and shows why Leeds is truly a City Beautiful. Containing over 500 full-colour photographs taken from around the city of Leeds, this book will entertain locals and tourists alike. It is highly illustrated throughout with full colour photography.
Leeds from the Air: Yesterday & Today
Leeds From the Air: Yesterday & Today is a new book of historic and modern aerial photographs of the City of Leeds. With several hundred images, the book gives a new perspective on the city, allowing people to view Leeds' famous landmarks from a vantage point that they may never have seen before, as well as views of areas that have changed beyond almost all recognition. And it's not just the city centre; the book also covers most of the main suburban areas as well.
Leeds: The Story of a City
How Leeds developed from a tiny settlement on the banks of the Aire into one of the most vibrant cities in Europe. The scope of the narrative is impressive and takes in social, economic, political, religious, military and cultural history.

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