1. How Leeds rose to the royal occasion
It sounds almost too silly to be true but in October 1894 the citizens of Leeds decided to build an archway made of bread to mark a royal visit. It spanned the width of Commercial Street near its junction with Briggate.
2. Jenny White's Hole
A flight of steps that led directly into the River Aire from The Calls were known for years as 'Jenny White's Hole'. Legend has it that Jenny, devastated when her husband left her, walked straight into the river where she drowned.
Photo: Mel Hulme
3. Fault line
The LC Miall Building at the University of Leeds sits directly above the fault line on the earth's crust. To counter the possibility of subsidence, the building had to be designed with a cellular basement structure as a precaution.
4. Going underground
Leeds may not have a tram system in place like many UK cities, but the city does have a hidden subway system. Built in 1903, a network of subway tunnels were constructed under York Street.