Hidden Nature, Hidden History: Penny Pocket Park

This article forms part of our Heritage Open Day 2020 programme, specifically our Leeds City Centre Hidden Nature, Hidden History heritage trail. Click to see all the points on the trail and to read the accompanying articles… Penny Pocket Park began as part of the church yard and graveyard of Leeds Parish Church (later Leeds Minster),…

A Brief History of Cemeteries in Leeds

This week, Librarian Antony Ramm brings us a very brief history of cemeteries in Leeds, and highlights some related stock held at the Central Library. This article is based on a talk Antony recently gave on the same theme, for the Friends of Lawnswood Cemetery. The thrust of that talk was to lay out a…

Burial Records – An Introduction

The article below was originally published in 2017. It has been lightly-edited to fit our 2020 series examining family history resources for beginners.  This Saturday 25 March, our Local and Family History department will have a stall at the Be Curious festival at the University of Leeds. We were kindly invited by the Brotherton Library’s Special Collections,…