A new online exhibition aims to honour Leeds’s history by combining past and present day photos of iconic locations all over the city.
The Leeds Through The Ages slider exhibition gives people chance see what many well known streets, landmarks and buildings were like up to 100 years ago. By clicking through the slider, people can visit some well known locations around Leeds and take a look at pictures from the past and present, or mix them both together.
Lydia Eustace, marketing manager at Parklane Properties, the long established property firm which has put together the unique showcase, said: “Leeds’s heritage walks hand in hand with our own and we are delighted to be able to showcase the city then and now. Some people may be able to look at some of the past photos and remember the buildings looking like that and give them not only a sense of nostalgia but also some information they never knew about the buildings.”
Lewis’s department store on The Headrow, which features in the slider, first opened its doors to the public on September 17, 1932 and was 40 feet higher than any other retail building in Leeds. Now, 84 years later, the building has been divided and is home to T.K Maxx, Argos and Sainsbury’s.
Other locations included in the unique online gallery are Kirkgate Market; Kirkgate Tram Stop; Albion Street; Victoria Arcade; Brudenell Road; 02 Academy; The Arndale Centre ; Corn Exchange; The Headrow and the Parklane Properties building itself.
The online tribute also references many of Leeds’s key developments throughout the years, like Trinity Leeds and the new Victoria Gate shopping centre, as well as nostalgic nods to local institutions like The Arndale Centre.
See the exhibition here.
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