Yorkshire (God’s own Country) is the largest county in the UK, full of rich history and culture, stunning landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales, a broad but beautiful dialect and the birthplace of many well known figures dating back to literary icons the Bronte sisters, plotter Guy Fawkes and inventor of the toilet, Thomas Crapper.
Lydia Eustace, Marketing Manager at Parklane Properties said, “The people of Yorkshire are very proud of their heritage and this interactive slider gives them an insight into the history of locations they may walk past or visit on a daily basis.”
The slider, named ‘Leeds Through The Ages’, gives you a chance to learn about the history of Leeds and see what the streets and buildings were like up to 100 years ago.
“Here at Parklane Properties, we are proud to be one of the longest established property companies in the area. Leed’s heritage walks hand in hand with our own and we are delighted to be able to showcase the city then and now.”
Leeds is now the largest city in Yorkshire with a population of 750,000 people, it holds a unique history itself producing the first moving picture which was filmed in Leeds in 1888 by Louis Le Prince and inventing the well loved board game Cluedo.
The locations included in the piece are;
- Kirkgate Market
- Kirkgate Tram Stop
- Albion Street
- Victoria Arcade
- Brudenell Road
- 02 Academy
- The Arndale Centre
- Corn Exchange
- Parklane Properties
The Arndale Centre chain were the first shopping malls of their kind in England which included an 18 lane bowling alley, however ‘The Bowl’ closed in the 60’s and today you can find a wide range of shops and restaurants in its place.
A notable feature that hasn’t changed in The Arndale Centre over the past 50 years is the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant, featuring in both the 1967 photo and today’s.
Back in the city, Lewis’s Department store on Headrow first opened its doors to the public on the 17th September 1932 and was 40 ft higher than any other retail building in Leeds.
Now 84 years later the department store has been divided and is home to T.K Maxx, Argos and Sainsbury’s.
Lydia added; “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.”
You can find a link to Leeds Throughout The Ages here: http://www.parklaneproperties.com/leedsthroughtheages/
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