A Brief History of Coffee in Leeds

Two coffee venues feature as entries on the Edible Leeds heritage trail, at numbers 4 and 20. Librarian Antony Ramm offers a very brief overview of those locations, bringing the story up to date with a more modern addition… Thomas Green’s Coffee House We at the Secret Library don’t know exactly when the first coffee…

Hidden Nature, Hidden History: Heritage Trail Map

The first in a triple-bill of Heritage Open Day-related articles to end the week – starting with the final addition to our Leeds City Centre Hidden Nature heritage trail: the map of the full trail. Click the image to download, or read all the accompanying blog articles on this site…

Hidden Nature, Hidden History: Tower Square (Leeds Highline)

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… Tower Square began life as the Central Station Railway complex stretching from Wellington Street to Whitehall Road and…

Hidden Nature, Hidden History: Sovereign Square

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… Sovereign Street is an old street named for Queen Victoria but it is the relatively new Sovereign Square with…

Hidden Nature, Hidden History: Navigation Walk

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… The Leeds waterfront was hugely important to the development of Leeds as a trading town, during the 17th century…

Hidden Nature, Hidden History: Leeds Minster

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… With the loss of the original graveyard, now Penny Pocket Park, due to new roads and railway lines the…

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),…