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A Brief History of Leeds Written by David Thornton, past joint editor of the Thoresby Society publications. He holds the copyright on all text and illustrations on these pages.
Extracts from the Domesday Book for the Leeds Area
The Foundation of Kirkstall Abbey - a 15th Century Manuscript
Leeds before Queen Victoria Called Buildings on the button because it fits better. Written by Ann Alexander, past joint editor of the Thoresby Society publications.
Maps of Leeds through the ages
Beginners Guide to Local History A guide for people who have little or no experience of historical research this provides a basic introduction to sources available to any historian.
Curious Leeds place names Some odd place names in Leeds
Questions Some questions & answers about Leeds. Do ask your own.
They Lived in Leeds Brief biographical sketches by Eveleigh Bradford
An Illustrated History of Alwoodley by Steven Burt
Old Alwoodley by Steven Burt
An Illustrated History of Roundhay Park by Steven Burt
New Years Day Tragedy in Wortley by David Thornton
The Leeds & Liverpool Canal A Working Waterway 1770–1972 by David Thornton