Upcoming West Yorkshire events

Events: 2020

West Yorkshire events update:

We have decided to cancel the 21st April talk on Back-to-back houses at the Central Library, as a result of the risks presented by the current epidemic. We are so sorry to have to make this decision.

No decision has been made about the rest of the Programme as yet. We hope to notify you in good time of any alterations.

The West Yorkshire Group of the Victorian Society


Members and non-members are welcome to join our events.
Contact June Diamond jdiamondbr@yahoo.com to book.

Saturday 2nd May 2-4pm.

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 outside Bradford City Hall in Centenary Square.


Sunday 21 st June 2pm

Victorian Armley

Janet Douglas will lead a walk around the suburb of Armley, which of course contains the magnificent Percy Robinson Library. Meet at Mike’s Carpets, the former Methodist Chapel, at the corner of Stanningley road and Branch road. Note the date change


Saturday 4th July (provisional - alternative date 11th)

Edgar Wood Tour of Lindley

We begin at 1.30 for tea and biscuits at Lindley Methodist church with its excellent EW interiors.

2.0. The tour commences with the church, followed by a circuit of other Lindley sites. A follow up to John Rumsby’s talk on this inspiring Arts and Crafts architect.


October 3rd

A Walk around magnificent Central Huddersfield.

This walk begins at 10.0 outside the Grade 1 listed Railway Station, described by Pevsner as ‘one of the best early railway stations in England’. After a circuit of the Victorian centre, 11.0 sees us at the Town Hall where we have access to several rooms including the original Magistrates Court and the grand Concert Hall, plus several areas not normally open to the public. A rare treat, not to be missed. Finish around noon.


Tuesday 17 November at 6.30 in the Leeds Library, 18 Commercial Street, LS1 6 AL

Temple Moore; greatest Victorian architect?

You may agree with Gavin Stamp’s assessment, or not, but Geoff Brandwood’s expertise cannot be questioned. We have excellent examples of TM’s work in Leeds with the Left Bank Centre and the former Hostel of the Resurrection in Springfield Mount for you to make your own assessments.

Geoff has brought out a revised edition of his work on Temple Moore, the Gothic Revival architect, and we are honoured to host this Yorkshire launch.

Join Geoff for a glass of wine before an inspiring lecture.

Please note that times and venues for talks differ.