Come down to the home of Leeds United and get a behind the scenes look around one of the biggest stadiums in the Championship. Feel what it’s like to be a player as you get to go inside the home dressing room and run out of the tunnel in this historic stadium. Have your picture in the dugout, tour the stands, sit in the Directors Box and hear stories of years gone by as the tour guides regale tales of some of the LUFC greats.
£15 per person including pre-lecture buffet & refreshments
Illustrated talk about the one thousand-year-old Anglo-Scandinavian cross that stands in Leeds Minster.
Proceeds in aid of Leeds Minster & Leeds Civic Trust.
‘Why should they choose just this place to make crocks in’ (from ‘Clayhanger’ by Arnold Bennett)
To find out, join us as guests of the Potteries Heritage Society (Stoke-on-Trent’s Civic Society) on a visit to explore the unique character of Stoke-on-Trent and the Six Towns which make up the city.
For most of the day we will be based at the world famous Spode Works Museum. Our hosts have devised an excellent programme for us with opportunities to visit different sites to hear about local challenges and achievements and the current conservation and regeneration issues facing the area.
A guided walk round Stoke centre will focus on the history of the area’s development and look at the opportunities for regeneration through the evolving Neighbourhood Plan.
Another short walk will take us through the Ceramic City Stories district to the Secret Museum at Winkhill Mill. This visit will include some surprising pottery finds and give an insight into the tile-making techniques developed on this site 150 years ago.
A tour of the Spode Museum, ‘Blue Room’ and factory (with demonstrations) will introduce us to the challenges of regenerating the 250 year old site.
Alternatively there will also be an opportunity to explore the Museum and shop and ‘take in the town’ at your own pace.
At lunchtime the Spode Museum will provide homemade soup from its in-house cafe and artisan bread from the local ‘Bread in Common’ bakery at an additional cost of £3.50. Alternatively you may wish to bring a packed lunch. A room will be provided for our use at lunchtime. (There are not many options for lunch in the town).
Later in the day we will visit another heritage Potteries site – the Middleport Pottery, home of ‘Burleigh’ ware. The site shop will be open and traditional afternoon tea will be served at an additional cost of £15
A detailed timetable of the day will be available on the coach. Please arrive at Leeds Minster at 08.00 for a prompt 08.15 departure. We expect to arrive back in Leeds by 19.00
Over the next 20 years, Leeds residents will witness a radical change in how they experience rail travel, nationally, regionally and locally.
Some measures are around the corner: improvements to Leeds City Station in readiness for the closure of City Square to general traffic, plans for new railway stations near Leeds Bradford Airport, Thorpe Park & the White Rose Centre and new rolling stock for some of our regional routes.
In the longer term, we are now entering a crucial phase in the run up to seeking parliamentary approval for HS2 to the North. At the same time, Transport for the North is pressing for a significant increase in investment in new and existing lines to open up new routes, improve frequencies and reduce journey times, delivering a fully integrated rail service to enhance opportunities for travel for jobs, education and leisure.
These interventions could have a profound impact on the economic, social and cultural profile of the city of Leeds in the years to come.
To make sense of this and to debate where rail travel is heading, we are holding a discussion event on the evening of Tuesday 4th June 2019, commencing at 6pm (refreshments from 5.30pm) The event is free.
Representatives from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Transport for the North, HS2, Network Rail and Leeds City Council will give short presentations, followed by discussion, debate and Q & A.
An exhibition illustrating key proposals will be available on the evening.
Supper Walks 2019
Join us for an informative and fun evening
Once again, the Trust will be running six supper walks, starting in late April - mid June. These are always popular with individuals, groups of friends or colleagues who are looking to spend an informative and enjoyable spring evening in our lovely city. If you are interested in taking part, click on any of the links below to book - you will find full details for each walk on the booking page.