Yorkshire - Holbeck Walk

Yorkshire - Holbeck Walk

This event is in the past.

  • Marshall's flax-mill, Holbeck, Leeds, exterior - probably circa 1800
Hosted by the Cambridge Society of North and West Yorkshire
Saturday, 20 May 2017 - 2.00pm BST
Open to: 
Alumni and guests

Holbeck was the cradle of the Industrial Revolution in Leeds and the Cambridge Society of North and West Yorkshire have organised for you to see the works of two of Leeds’, indeed the country’s, leading industrial pioneers.

John Marshall was the founder of the Leeds flax spinning industry and Matthew Murray, the founder of the Leeds engineering industry. To add a little extra, the Society have also arranged for you to see the factory of a cultured gentleman industrialist, Colonel Thomas Harding. However the walk is not purely historical; you will see the regeneration which the Holbeck area is undergoing and its recent imaginative transformation into an ‘urban village’.

The walk will start from the Leeds Civic Trust offices on Wharf Street at 2pm and will take approximately one and a half to two hours. On your return tea, coffee, soft drinks, sandwiches and cakes will be served. There will also be an opportunity to browse in and purchase from the Trust’s extensively stocked bookshop. The walk will be led by Professor Joyce Hill, one of Leeds Civic Trust’s experienced walk guides.

Booking information

If you would like to attend this walk, please contact Paul Hardy using the link below.



Leeds Civic Trust
17 – 19 Wharf Street
United Kingdom