Exhibition in Leeds on THE BOROUGH OF LEEDS 1207-2007:
800 years of Development and Change
This Exhibition was organised by the Thoresby Society as part of Celebrate Leeds. It tells, in maps and pictures, the story of the development of Leeds from a medieval borough to a great 19th and 21st century city.
The exhibition takes key dates in that development and
shows what the borough looked like at those dates and
explains the changes that have taken place, particularly
in Briggate and the central area where the original medieval
borough was created in 1207.
The photographs are from the opening of the exhibition at the Leeds City Library in June 2007
Since then the exhibition has also been on display at the Light mall in Leeds and the Leeds Parish Church.
The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Brian Cleasby, opening the exhibition