Upcoming West Yorkshire events

Events: Spring - Summer 2020

Three Lesser-known Leeds Architects; W.H. Thorp, William Hill and Percy Robinson.

The distinctive atmosphere of magnificent Victorian and Edwardian Leeds was created not just by the greats such as Broderick and Corson, but also by other less well-known architects. Today Janet Douglas will explore the work of some of these key figures, with illustrations of many of their well known buildings.

Tuesday February 11th 6-7pm at the Central Library, Calverley Street, Leeds LS1 3AB.

Free but donations are welcome.


A Revolution in the Home; Victorian domestic interiors and the aesthetics of electrification.
Women played an important part in the introduction of the significant new technology of electricity into the Victorian home. Graeme Gooday and Abigail Harrison Moore will examine these issues, and introduce us to some Victorian approaches to decor, as well as later developments in design.

Tuesday March 3rd at 7-8.30 at the Leeds Library, 18 Commercial Street, LS1 6AL.


Donations of £5 invited.


The Harehills Triangle; part of our heritage?

Joanne Harrison discusses and illustrates the history and development of the Harehills back-to- backs in Leeds. She also asks important questions about the conservation of this significant area of working-class housing. What values do we bring to considerations of heritage, and are they changing?

Tuesday 21st April 6-7 at the Central Library, Leeds LS13AB. Free.


Our programme of Victorian themed summer walks around West Yorkshire and nearby areas begins with:


The Good, the Bad and the Ugly; an architectural walk in Bradford City Centre and Little Germany Join Chris Hammond as he surveys Bradford’s magnificent (and not) central buildings. Meet out- side Bradford City Hall in Centenary Square.

Saturday 2nd May 2-4pm. £5


More details will follow for walks around Armley in June, Edgar Wood in Lindley in July, and central Huddersfield in September.