Unexpected Perspectives #4

by Ross Horsley, Local and Family History, Leeds Central Library Now that the remodeling work has finished on the new sandwich shop, Simply Eat, next-door to the traditional Headrow pub, the Horse and Trumpet, it’s safe to once again poke your nose through that rather arty circular gate to the rear of the City Varieties Music Hall….

Unexpected Perspectives #3

by Ross Horsley, Local and Family History, Leeds Central Library We’re back causing trouble in city centre shops again this week, squeezing ourselves around an upstairs window display to get an elevated view of one of Leeds’s busiest retail routes, Briggate. You’ll need to ride the escalator or lift to the first floor of clothes shop…

Unexpected Perspectives #2

By Ross Horsley, Local and Family History, Leeds Central Library Now is the time to wander down to the West Yorkshire Playhouse and take advantage of a relatively unobstructed view straight up Eastgate to the Headrow. Once the new multi-storey car park of the currently under-construction Victoria Gate shopping centre is complete (it’s due to…

Unexpected Perspectives #1

By Ross Horsley, Local and Family History, Leeds Central Library Climb to the top of the Bridgewater Place building, Sky Plaza or Pinnacle and you’re going to get some pretty great views of our fine city – as well as a stitch. But there’s also plenty of easily accessible places offering equally impressive fresh takes on…