Each of these falls into the 'strange but true' category of conversation and charm us with their antiquarian acquaintance. How many of these are you aware of from the city's rich heritage and history? READ MORE: 12 intriguing secrets hidden underground in Leeds
1. World's oldest rum
Discovered in the Harewood House cellars in 2011, these dusty bottles were found on a shelf. Had been there since the 1780s and contained what turned out to be the world’s oldest rum - still drinkable. Six bottles fetched £25,000.
2. Leeds underground
Yes, Leeds does have an underground. Of sorts. It’s the abandoned railway station beneath the present station, which still has rooms, corridors, stairs and even old telephones on the walls.
3. Stank Hall Barn, Dewsbury Road
The oldest building in Leeds, dating from 1420 and rebuilt in 1492, it was the ‘Las Vegas of feudal Britain’. Rumoured to contain some of the timbers used on Chrisopher Columbus’s ships.
Photo: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net
4. Bus Lane
The first bus lane in Leeds opened in September 1983 between Portland Crescent and Blackman Lane on the run up to the Parkinson Building. Was in operation from 4pm to 6.30pm. Your YEP found motorists ignoring the new restrictions.