Enjoy these photo memories of the Cross Arcade and County Arcade. PIC: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net
Enjoy these photo memories of the Cross Arcade and County Arcade. PIC: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net

From Cross to County: A tale of two Leeds city centre arcades

These photos showcase a tale of two city centre arcades.

Friday, 22nd October 2021, 2:50 pm

They focus on Cross Arcade and County Arcade which have been welcoming shoppers for decades. They were designed by architect Frank Matcham who was also responsible for building the city Empire Arcade and the London Palladium. Cross Arcade, which now forms part of the Victoria Quarter, ran from King Edward Street, across Queen Victoria Street and then joined the County Arcade. These photos are published courtesy of photographic archive Leodis, which is run by Leeds Library & Information Service. They also run heritage blog The Secret Library Leeds, which provides a behind the scenes look at the Central Library and highlights from its special collections, including rare books hidden away in the stacks. READ MORE: Go down the city centre's arcades of attraction LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

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