Rainbow Plaques Launched!

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Rainbow Plaques Launched Leeds Civic Trust has recently been working with Leeds City Council to create a special ‘Rainbow Plaques’ trail throughout Leeds city centre this summer.  To celebrate Pride, we will be erecting a series of temporary Rainbow Plaques that will mark people, places and events that have shaped the City’s LGBT+ story. Based on […]

First White Cloth Hall – Back to it’s Former Glory

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First White Cloth Hall – Back to it's Former Glory After years of neglect plans have been revealed to restore and revive Kirkgate’s First White Cloth Hall. The Cloth Hall owners, Rushbond, plan a sympathetic but striking redesign for the building, retaining and enhancing the archways, introducing a glass atrium and introducing a modern element […]

Let’s Make 2023 Happen!

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Let's Make 2023 Happen! With less than two weeks to go before Leeds officially submits it’s European Capital of Culture 2023 Bid Book, its difficult not to start getting carried away with the possibilities, energy and benefits that this award would give us. The excellently produced Bid Book doesn’t shy away from the challenges that […]

York Stone Thefts – Heritage Crime

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York Stone Thefts York Stone Thefts Blighting Leeds. York stone is the distinctive natural textured stone quarried in Yorkshire that features in much of the paving in the older parts of the city, particularly in places like Harehills, Headingley, Woodhouse, Burley, Armley, Cross Green, Roundhay, Oakwood, Gledhow, Beeston, Pudsey and Chapel Allerton. For some time […]

August Round-Up

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August Round Up  A different format this month as we have not had any formal developer presentations but two quite lengthy internal discussions on our objectives for next year (what does the Committee do and how will we do it?) and on the draft LCT Transport Strategy being prepared by a sub-group of members. We […]