How do you solve a problem like a Michelin Star?

This week on the Secret Library we hear from Librarian Antony Ramm, who has been researching locations on our Edible Leeds heritage trail – published as part of our Heritage Open Day Week events. In this first entry in our series of longer articles exploring some of the people and places on that trail, he…

Gruel and Graft: Researching Leeds Union Workhouse

This week’s blog comes from guest author Emily Coulthard who is a Collections Access Assistant at the Thackray Museum of Medicine. Since joining The Workhouse Network, a subject specialist network which aims to promote understanding of the history and contemporary relevance of welfare, the Thackray Museum of Medicine has been discovering more and more about…

Edible Leeds – Heritage Open Days 2021

This week Senior Librarian, Louise Birch, takes us through some exciting new developments concerning this years Heritage Open Days Festival. As the summer recedes and changing leaves signify autumns approach it can mean only one thing, September is upon us and with it the annual Heritage Open Days Festival.  Established in 1994 the festival has…

HOD 2020: YOU ARE HERE

In the second of our Heritage Open Day triple-bill, we hear from Rob Kilner of Workers Lunchtime, on a map event for Heritage Open Days 2020…If this is of interest – be quick! The maps will be on display until September 29.  YOU ARE HERE is a temporary poster exhibition on the streets of Leeds…

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…