Central Leeds Through Time

The city of Leeds, self-proclaimed ‘Capital of the North’, has come a long way since receiving its first charter in 1207. From its early developments during the Industrial Revolution, it has become a major area for the production of wool, engineering and printing. Today, with its legal and financial services, it is a prosperous contender with London. Leeds is also a city with a wide variety of entertainment, arts, culture and history, as well as a thriving university student hub. Central Leeds Through Time charts the city’s evolution through a collection of captivating photographs. These old and new images help to illustrate this information, not only for those wanting to get to know it better, but also for long-term residents who thought they knew everything about their beloved city.