Leeds - Walk around Victorian Leeds

Leeds - Walk around Victorian Leeds

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  • Leeds Town Hall
Hosted by the Cambridge Society of North and West Yorkshire
Sunday, 15 April 2018 - 1.45pm BST
Open to: 
Alumni and guests

Members and their guest{s} are invited to a walk around Victorian Leeds. 

Leeds was at the heart of the Industrial Revolution and the city is fortunate to still have many Victorian buildings in current use and doubly fortunate that virtually no Victorian buildings were lost to enemy bombing in WW2. Whilst some gems were lost to 1960s town planning there is plenty left to see on this tour.

During the walk we will look at the splendid Cuthbert Brodrick masterpieces of the Town Hall, Corn Exchange and Leeds Institute (now the City Museum). The railways were crucial to the development of Leeds and we will be looking at two railway stations, the development of City Square, and the roads leading to it with copies of Venetian palaces and French chateau styles.

The walk will be led by Robert Dyson, one of the Trust’s experienced and enthusiastic walk guides. The walk will take approximately one and a half hours to two hours.

On our return tea/coffee/soft drinks, sandwiches and cakes will be served and, if you wish, there will be the opportunity to browse in and make purchases from the Trust’s extensively stocked bookshop.

Places are limited so early booking is recomended!

Meeting point: 
Leeds Civic Trust offices; we will meet for 1:45pm for a 2pm start
£15 per person payable on the day


Leeds Civic Trust offices
17 - 19 Wharf Street
United Kingdom