YorkshireWest Riding: Leeds, Bradford and the North (Pevsner Architectural Guides / Buildings of England) - Peter Leach
Yorkshire: The West Riding The West Riding of Yorkshire was the largest of England's historic counties. This title covers the northern half of the territory...... more
Yorkshire: The West Riding The West Riding of Yorkshire was the largest of England's historic counties. This title covers the northern half of the territory from the outskirts of York to the edge of the Lake District. Full description
Yorkshire: The West Riding (British Railways Past & Present) - Paul Shannon
Featuring Huddersfield, Halifax and trans-Pennine routes, this title also talks about: Skipton and the southern end of the Settle and Carlisle line; Airedale...... more
Featuring Huddersfield, Halifax and trans-Pennine routes, this title also talks about: Skipton and the southern end of the Settle and Carlisle line; Airedale and Wharfedale; the industrial heartlands of Leeds and Bradford; the Dewsbury area - main lines and branches; lines around Harrogate; and the railway city of York.
Yorkshire: The West Riding (The Buildings of England) - Nikolaus Pevsner
The West Riding of Yorkshire was the largest of England's historic counties. This volume, the first of two for the area, covers the northern half of the...... more
The West Riding of Yorkshire was the largest of England's historic counties. This volume, the first of two for the area, covers the northern half of the territory from the outskirts of York to the edge of the Lake District. It is full of contrasts, from the urbanised landscape of the cities of Leeds, with its proud civic buildings by Cuthbert Brodrick, and Bradford, possessor of one of the finest collections of commercial warehouses in the country, to their hinterland of tightknit mill-towns and villages pushing into the Pennines. There can be found the highly distinctive houses of the seventeenth-century minor gentry, and the substantial yeoman farmers and clothiers. To the north-west are the still sparsely populated Yorkshire Dales - Ruskin's 'truly wonderful country', its beauties and curiosities admired by tourists since the eighteenth century. On the gentler eastern edge of the Pennines are the major survivals of the Cistercian Order: Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, the nearby cathedral town of Ripon and spa town of Harrogate, and the opulently agricultural 'broad acres' beyond, forming part of the Vale of York, counting among its monuments the magnificent designed landscape of Bramham Park.
Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering Volume1 - Steven Dunning
The definitive guidebook to bouldering is Yorkshire has been split into two volumes - this being Volume 1, covering the gritstone crags around Leeds. This...... more
The definitive guidebook to bouldering is Yorkshire has been split into two volumes - this being Volume 1, covering the gritstone crags around Leeds. This guidebook includes 29 crags and covers some of the best bouldering in the UK. The crags covered in this guidebook are Almscliff, Brimham (including the outlying areas), Caley Roadside and Crag, Clattering Stones, Chevin East, Chevin West, Dove Stones, Earl Crag, Gorple, Ilkley, Ilkley Rocky Valley, Ilkley Pub Quarry, Swastika Stones, Mytholm Steeps, Scout Crag, Scout Hut, Shipley Glen, Slipstones, Whitehouses, Widdop, and Woodhouse Scar. At the start of each area there is a good approach map plus lots of useful information about bouldering ethics, weather conditions and grades. All the routes are illustrated on colour photo topos along with hundreds of action photographs. Published by Total Climbing in February 2008, this guidebook is in English text throughout. Number of pages is 308. Size is 150mm x 210mm (A5 format).
Leeds (NW) 1889: Yorkshire Sheet 218.01 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Yorkshire) - Alan Godfrey
Detailed map of Leeds (NW); Yorkshire sheet 218.01. Historical introduction by Alan Godfrey. The maps cover a major area of West and NW Leeds, encompassing a...... more
Detailed map of Leeds (NW); Yorkshire sheet 218.01. Historical introduction by Alan Godfrey. The maps cover a major area of West and NW Leeds, encompassing a portion of the city centre, industry along the River Aire, the area now covered by the University, and residential areas of Burley and Woodhouse. Coverage stretches from Salisbury Road and Burley Grange eastward to Park Square and Vernon Road, and from Wellington Street and York Place northward to Brudenell Street and Royal Park Road. Kirkstall Road, Burley Road and Belle Vue Road run through the map. This is a busy and even crowded map but the many features include the River Aire with many industries nearby, Armley Mills, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Albion ammunition works, Wellington Foundry, Leeds Forge, Scotch Foundry, Oak Tannery, Joppa tannery, stretches of the Midland and Leeds Northern railway approaches, portion of Armley (bottom left corner), Burley Lawn, Little Woodhouse, General Infirmary, Catholic College, Yorkshire College (later Leeds University), Trinity church, St George's church, General Cemetery. Despite the city centre and industry, vast swathes of back-to-back housing cover a lot of the map. As usual we include extracts from street directories on the reverse.
Focuses on Leeds United supporters around the world and their own personal stories of their experiences following the West Yorkshire club. This work starts with...... more
Focuses on Leeds United supporters around the world and their own personal stories of their experiences following the West Yorkshire club. This work starts with supporters' tales in Leeds and then goes around the west side of England, into Wales, across to Southern and Northern Ireland, over to America and Canada and down to the Caribbean.
West Riding Steam Pictorial: A Photographic Journey (Railway Memories) - Robert Anderson
Includes over 220 black and white photographs of steam locomotive action across the old West Riding of Yorkshire. This book features steam locomotives at work...... more
Includes over 220 black and white photographs of steam locomotive action across the old West Riding of Yorkshire. This book features steam locomotives at work in such places as Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster, Selby, Harrogate, Skipton, Ribblehead, Halifax and the Calder Valley.
Bradford 1906: Yorkshire Sheet 216.08 (Old O.S. Maps of Yorkshire) - G. C. Dickinson
Detailed map of Bradford; Yorkshire sheet 216.08. Historical introduction by Gordon Dickinson. This detailed and busy map covers most of Bradford City Centre....... more
Detailed map of Bradford; Yorkshire sheet 216.08. Historical introduction by Gordon Dickinson. This detailed and busy map covers most of Bradford City Centre. Coverage stretches from Shearbridge Road eastward to Hammerton Street Junction, and from Forster Square southward to Ripley Street. The many features include Town Hall, Kirkgate Market, Exchange Station, Bridge Street Goods Station, St James's Markets, Eastbrook Mills, Broomfields, Ripleyville, Little Horton Green, Britannia Mills, Bowling Mills, Leeds Road Dye Works, Prospect Foundry, the west part of New Leeds, Great Northern Goods Station, Bradford Workhouse, Shearbridge, Central Baths, Lister Hills Ward, Bee Hive Mills, many smaller mills and wareghouses, Horton Hall, St Peter's church. The railway approaches to Exchange Station are shown with track layout, including St Dunstan's Junction. On the reverse we include street directory entries for Forster Square, Kirkgate, Leeds Road, Westgate.
Bramley 1906: Yorkshire Sheet 217.03a (Old O.S. Maps of Yorkshire) - Alan Godfrey
Detailed map of Bramley; Yorkshire sheet 217.03. Historical introduction by Alan Godfrey. This detailed map covers much of Bramley, just west of Leeds, and...... more
Detailed map of Bramley; Yorkshire sheet 217.03. Historical introduction by Alan Godfrey. This detailed map covers much of Bramley, just west of Leeds, and extends west to cover the eastern fringe of Stanningley and a small portion of Pudsey. Coverage stretches from Pudsey's Low Town station eastward to Lower Town Street in Bramley. Stanningley Road runs across the map with tramway. The GNR railway also runs across it, with Bramley station, and Stanningley Junction is at the west of the map; the Pudsey & Low Moor Branch is shown as far as Low Town station Pudsey. Features include Priestley Mill, cricket ground, Swinnow HouseLowtown, Wharrals, Intake Road at Pudsey; St Thomas church, Stanningley Park, Swinnow at Stanningley; Bradley Hill, Bramley Brick Works, Swinnow Moor; Elmfield Mill, Victoria Mills, Ashcroft Mill, New Scarbro, football ground at Bramley; and Park Quarries, Tannery Yard, Hare Park Mill, Hough End Tannery, Hough End, Holy Trinity church in SE quarter of map. The 1906 map includes street directory entries for Stanningley Road, Swinnow Lane/Road, Town Street Bramley, Town Street Stanningley on the reverse.
Kirkstall 1906: Yorkshire Sheet 202.16 (Old O.S. Maps of Yorkshire) - G. C. Dickinson
Yorkshire Sheet 202.16 Kirkstall 1906 - published 1994; intro by G C Dickinson. This detailed map covers the Kirkstall area of Leeds. The village of Kirkstall...... more
Yorkshire Sheet 202.16 Kirkstall 1906 - published 1994; intro by G C Dickinson. This detailed map covers the Kirkstall area of Leeds. The village of Kirkstall is near the centre of the map and shown in detail; features include St Stephen's church, Savins Mill, Commercial Road, Bridge Road, Abbey Mills, Kirkstall Abbey, Abbey House, Crooked Acres, tanneries, Kirkstall Bridge. East of the map is a stretch of the NER Leeds Northern railway with Headingley station. The River Aire runs through the map and west of it is the Midland Railway with Kirkstall station. Other features there include a good stretch of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Kirkstall Brewery, Toads Hole Wood, Kirkstall Hall; several streets are being laid out for building between Bramley Hill and Raynville Road. Lincroft Gardens is in the SW corner of the map, Kirkstall Forge in the NW corner. This is a nice varied map, with industry, railways, canal, tramways as well as ongoing housing development and, of course, the romantic ruins of Kirkstall Abbey. We include a good selection of street directory entries on the reverse.
Dewsbury 1905: Yorkshire Sheet 247.03 (Old O.S. Maps of Yorkshire) - G. C. Dickinson
Detailed map of Dewsbury; Yorkshire sheet 247.03. Introduction by Gordon Dickinson. The many features include Town Hall, Market Place, LNWR Leeds & Dewsbury...... more
Detailed map of Dewsbury; Yorkshire sheet 247.03. Introduction by Gordon Dickinson. The many features include Town Hall, Market Place, LNWR Leeds & Dewsbury line with station, LYR Dewsbury Branch with terminus, GNR station, LYR Ravensthorpe Branch with station at Scout Hill, River Calder, Tanhouse Chemical Works, Burgh Mills, cemetery, Headfield Mills, Saville Town, Aire & Calder basin, Town End, Calder Bank Mills, Cut End Mills, Saville Mills, Eastborough, Eightlands, The Flatts, West Town, Watergate, Daw Green, Crow Nest Park, Boothroyd with St John's church, Conyers Colliery, tramways and much more. A Midland Railway approach to the town (which became goods only) is shown as 'under construction' on the 1905 map. Each map includes extracts from a contemporary directory.
The West Yorkshire Road Car Company existed from 1927, having previously been The Harrogate Road Car Company and The Harrogate & District Road Car Company....... more
The West Yorkshire Road Car Company existed from 1927, having previously been The Harrogate Road Car Company and The Harrogate & District Road Car Company. Operation of the former municipal services at Keighley and York, under joint agreements in which the Company provided the vehicles, were an interesting feature of the company from the early thirties.In 1951, following its display at the Festival of Britain Exhibition, West Yorkshire took delivery of the second prototype Lodekka (chassis no. LDX002), as its fleet number 822, renumbered DX1 under the April 1954 scheme, it was registered JWY 712 and operated in the Harrogate area. It lacked the distinctively stylish fairing of the production models.The company built up a large fleet of Lodekkas, all of which were rear entrance LD and FS models, with the addition of a short lived front entrance FSF from United. Lodekkas worked on town and inter-urban services. Two of the latter, Ripon and Scarborough have been developed into nationally recognised high profile routes. In August 1989 West Yorkshire Road Car Co Ltd. was sold to Yorkshire Rider, which included numerous services in the Leeds, Bradford and Otley areas.
Enjoy style elegance and history with a trip for two on the luxurious Northern Belle. Board the gleaming carriages of the Northern Belle for a journey of...... more
Enjoy style elegance and history with a trip for two on the luxurious Northern Belle. Board the gleaming carriages of the Northern Belle for a journey of ultimate luxury. The Northern Belle carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express provide the ultimate in stylish and enjoyable excursions from major stations throughout the UK. Lavishly furnished with beautiful fabrics intricate marquetry and glistening brass every detail oozes with the romance of travel and there will even be strolling musicians and a table magician to keep you entertained! You'll enjoy a four-hour round trip aboard the train during which you'll be treated to your choice of a traditional afternoon tea or a quirky Mad Hatter's afternoon tea. Upon booking in for your chosen date with Venice Simplon-Orient-Express all necessary itineraries and information will be sent to you. Your luxury train journey includes: 4 hour round trip aboard the train Strolling musicians and table magician You may choose from either a traditional afternoon tea including a glass of Champagne with sandwiches cake and scones with tea and coffee; or try the quirky Mad Hatter's afternoon tea party with purple sandwiches and a host of other surprises! Locations: Gloucestershire (South West) - Cheltenham Gloucestershire (South West) - Gloucester Greater Manchester (North) - Manchester Lothian (Scotland) - Edinburgh North Yorkshire (North) - Harrogate North Yorkshire (North) - York South Yorkshire (North) - Doncaster South Yorkshire (North) - Sheffield West Midlands (Midlands) - Birmingham West Midlands (Midlands) - Coventry West Yorkshire (North) - Leeds West Yorkshire (North) - Wakefield Worcestershire (Midlands) - Worcester Important Information: Your voucher is valid until 12th October 2014. This package is for two people. You must have booked and travelled by this date. Please note that availability is limited and there may only be one or two departures from your nearest departure city during the season. You are advised to book your pla
Advantages: bright and airy inside, very good view of stage from seats, good shows, friendly staff Disadvantages: not right in the centre of town -across a very busy main road, lots of bushes for muggers to hide bahind at night , expensive bar
...We went to West Yorkshire Playhouse yesterday afternoon to see a matinee performance of Bad Girls, the Musical. We had a fantastic time. The play was absolutely first class- so if you get chance to go and you know anything at all about bad girls, you will be in heaven!
I had ordered my tickets via an online ticket provider and they came within a couple of days-just what I had ordered and no...
Advantages: Lots of history Disadvantages: Mainly ruins
...Pontefract Castle lies high above the West Yorkshire Town of Pontefract. Today it is a popular tourist attraction in the area and it is a place that I recently visited with my Brother, who lives nearby.
There is not a great deal that remains of this Castle above ground but what sets this place apart from many other similar places that I have visited are its underground tunnels and its...
Advantages: Free access, good quality footpaths, an old mill and boathouse Disadvantages: Messy paths after rainfall
...Newmillerdam Country Park lies adjacent to the main A61 Barnsley to Wakefield road in West Yorkshire. I have driven past here many times and I have always made a mental note to pay it a visit but it was only very recently that I finally got the chance to stop and have a look around.
The country park is located approximately 5 kilometres south of Wakefield and covers an area of 237 acres. It...