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"Georgian Leeds" - A Guided Supper Walk

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Leeds Civic Trust

17 Wharf Street

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LS2 7EQ

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Welcome to our NEW FORMAT SUPPER WALKS!

Once again Leeds Civic Trust is running its popular series of early evening supper walks, each themed around a particular period in Leeds' history and architecture, but this year with a new format: food will now be served prior to the walk, to make it possible for people coming straight from work to be able to join us without having to go home first.


GEORGIAN LEEDS

You may not realise it, but the basic street plan of Leeds city centre dates from Georgian times. Using Cossin’s map of 1726 as our guide, we will take in the locations of important Georgian buildings, roads and yards – many of which survive to this day. They provide a physical reminder of how the Georgian period was important in the city’s development, in particular as a centre for the wool trade (we note the importance of covered cloth halls – including the First White Cloth Hall – soon to be reconstructed). The walk will finish with one of the finest squares in England – an outward sign of the development of the middle classes in Leeds during this period.


The Trust will open its doors to 'walkers' from 5.45pm onwards. Food will be served from 6pm onwards (buffet style supper with wine, beer and soft drinks). Our bookshop will be open during this time to give you an opportunity to browse and make purchases.

The walk will start at 6.45pm and last approximately 1.5 hours. The distance covered is moderate but you will need to be prepared for frequent stops at points of interest along the route.

The walk will end at a central location in Leeds city centre (depending on walk theme: in the Briggate, Vicar Lane, Headrow, Kirkgate area) from where you can make your way back to your cars, or major public transport arteries - or indeed, to restaurants, bars or pubs for further refreshments!

Please note: The Trust premises will be closed when you return from the walk, so please make sure you take all your belongings and shop purchases with you when you set off for the walk.

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