Walking through the centuries: trading town to regional capital

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Leeds Minster

2-6 Kirkgate

Leeds

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A walk that explains how a riverside hamlet became a city

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From its medieval beginnings to the complex 21st century city, Leeds has grown and been reshaped as a result of many different forces of change. New buildings have always had to be fitted within the existing urban fabric. Redundant spaces and places have been reworked and new uses have replaced the old activities. The people of Medieval Leeds would no doubt be astonished to see that Briggate is still the main trading street more than 800 years after it was laid out. They'd perhaps be even more amazed by some of the developments of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Food trading has always been an important function of the place and this weekend we'll encounter elements of the Leeds Festival of Food and Drink. There's also the Waterfront Festival, so it's a good afternoon to be out and about.

Meet by the main door on the north side of Leeds Minster (the Victorian parish church)

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Leeds Minster

2-6 Kirkgate

Leeds

LS2 7DJ

United Kingdom

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