The Headrow: Coffee, Change and Loss in Leeds City Centre

Part I in a loose trilogy of posts exploring (some) meanings behind the study of local history. Part II is here and Part III is here by Antony Ramm, Local and Family History, Leeds Central Library The proper study of history should always be far more than a record of ‘great’ events. History is as much…

When Industry and Art Meet

by Vickie, Art Library, Leeds Central Library This week’s post returns to the theme of an Industrial Leeds – specifically the title of ‘City of Industry’ – a name that is also title to the current exhibition devised and co-curated by local illustrator Drew Millward in the gallery space at Colours May Vary. After previously touching…

What’s in a Noun?

Our weekend of Heritage Open Day tours is in full swing here at Leeds Central Library – and places are all now fully booked up (sorry!). This year, as well as enjoying a trip around the nooks and crannies of our grand Victorian building, our visitors are getting a peek at some little treasures from…

A Visual Feast!

It’s the annual Heritage Open Days festival next week and, to celebrate, we’re bringing out some of the best prints and playbills from our archives. A large selection will be on display in Room 700 (formerly the Arts Space) in Leeds Central Library on Saturday 12 September, 1-4pm. Staff from the Local and Family History department will be on hand to offer background…