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.
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
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.
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.
All Terrain Pushchair Walks: WestYorkshire - Rebecca Chippindale
What a perfect way to both keep fit and introduce your child to some beautiful sights in West Yorkshire. Pshchair friendly routes - having a baby or small...... more
What a perfect way to both keep fit and introduce your child to some beautiful sights in West Yorkshire. Pshchair friendly routes - having a baby or small children needn't get in the way of your enjoyment of walking and, of course, keeping fit. A wide choice - woodland, moorland, canals, parks and even some walks with a train journey in the midst. Spectacular countryside around the major West Yorkshire towns of Keighley, Bradford, Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield and Wakefield.
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).
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.
Detailed map of Farsley; Yorkshire 202.14. Historical introduction by Ruth Strong. This detailed map covers the small town of Farsley, west of Leeds. Most of...... more
Detailed map of Farsley; Yorkshire 202.14. Historical introduction by Ruth Strong. This detailed map covers the small town of Farsley, west of Leeds. Most of the town centre is shown, and coverage includes Farsley Beck Bottom and Bagley, continuing north to the western tip of Rodley and westward to Woodhall Hill. Features include Sunny Bank Mill, St John's church (at foot of map), Springfield Mills, The Green, Bank Bottom Mills, Wadlands Hall, Holly Park Mills (near top left corner), Peel Ings Foundry, Broom Mills etc. On the reverse we include a 1922 directory of Farsley.
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: A proper cup of tea Disadvantages: none
...Now I`m not a huge tea drinker, I`m more of a coffee person, but sometimes I need a drink that`s not so harsh on the palate. Seeing as I`m a Yorkie lass born and bred, then there can really only be one brand of tea for me. Being brought up, or should I say dragged up in the heart of Leeds, as far I know the rumours about us Yorkies liking a piece of cole to dip in our tea is just not true...
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...