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Heritage online

Access information and resources on the heritage of Leeds

Leodis photographic archive - bring the past to life and search over 59,000 images of Leeds from our library collections and those of our partners.

  • Share your memories online by adding a comment to a photograph. 40,000 comments have been added so far.
  • Take a guided tour of old Leeds.
  • Set up your own online album.
  • Buy images or copies of photographs. See 'Documents' for more information. 

Leeds Playbills enables you to search 5000 playbills online. Created from our playbill collections, it provides a unique insight into theatre life in Leeds between 1781 and the 1990s.

Discovering Leeds - find out more about old Leeds with information on various topics such as industrial Leeds, the markets and the Headrow.

Leeds Local Indexes consist of indexes to articles from newspapers and journals for Leeds and Yorkshire as well as indexes to some census information.  The articles are all available in the Local and Family History Library.

NEW! Pick up (or download from our Documents section) a copy of our Leeds Industrial Heritage Trail, which gives an introduction to the story of Leeds, concentrating on the legacy of Victorian times and some of the people, places and spaces that have made the city what it is today. It provides you with all the information you need to follow the trail around the historic buildings of central Leeds and along the waterways; as well as details of other places of interest in and around the city.
You can also download the app at www.yourtrailsapp.co.uk/leeds

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