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Leeds in 1819 - Part II - Town Centre to West End

Leeds in 1819 - Part II - Town Centre to West End
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22 Sep 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm

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Pizza Express

The White Cloth Hall , Crown Street, Leeds,

Two hundred years ago Leeds was in the thick of the ‘industrial revolution’. Who were the influential people and what were the main events of note? How were the townspeople earning their living and what were they concerned about? What was the state of health care, education and cultural life? How did people, materials, goods, energy and ideas move around? Where was it all heading?

Come and imagine yourself meeting the characters and seeing some of the places where they lived and learned, worked and worshipped, dispensed medical care, justice, credit or beer. This is the town centre part of the story - from the old town to the Ggeorgian new town. 

We meet beside Pizza Express, White Cloth Hall, Crown Street, LS2 7DA. Heaven knows what Georgian Leeds would have made of the instruction to meet by 'Pizza Express'. 

You have a chance to do Part I of this tour earlier in the day - see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leeds-in-1819-part-i-holbeck-to-briggate-...

If you missed Part I and can't devote the entire day to time travel, then be assured that you won't land in 1819 feeling all at sea. I plan to send out a little precis of the background ahead of 22 Sept for all participants and will start the afternoon with a bit of a recap. 

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