Blue Plaques of Leeds: The Next Collection By Kevin Grady & Robert Tyrrell

Now available to order

Blue Plaques of Leeds: The Next Collection

By Kevin Grady & Robert Tyrrell

We are delighted to announce the long-awaited second volume devoted to the Trust’s Blue Plaques scheme is now available to order. Lavishly illustrated throughout, this 162-page edition covers the 98 plaques unveiled between June 2001 and October 2017 – picking up where our previous volume Leeds Blue Plaques left off.

Blue Plaques of Leeds: The Next Collection features figures such as fearless Leeds suffragette Leonora Cohen, celebrated fantasy novelist JRR Tolkein and our city’s first black head teacher Gertrude Paul, as well as landmarks such as the Corn Exchange, Roundhay Park Mansion and Whitelocks – the famous city centre watering hole. The world of industry and commerce features heavily – from pioneering civil engineer John Smeaton to the building where Michael Marks and Tom Spencer formed their famous business alliance. From the world of sport, cricket luminaries Hutton and Sutcliffe rub shoulders with champion cyclist Beryl Burton.  We even celebrate Leeds as the birthplace of televised darts! Bullseye!

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£18.50 (including postage & packing)

Note: Please click the Add to Cart button to order the book and pay online by Credit/Debit Card or PayPal. Alternatively if you would prefer to pay by bank transfer, please send an email to office@leedscivictrust.org.uk and we will contact you to make the arrangements.

 

Special Offers

Blue Plaques Bundle – both volumes for only £20.00

Blue Plaques of LeedsBlue Plaques of Leeds: The Next CollectionFor only £20.00 (including free postage), you can purchase the new Blue Plaques of Leeds: The Next Collection together with the earlier companion volume, Blue Plaques of Leeds: The stories behind the famous people and places commemorated for posterity by Blue Plaques, in which authors Peter Dyson and Kevin Grady discover the stories behind the first 66 blue plaques around the city of Leeds. Well known buildings such as Leeds Infirmary, Kemplay's Academy and Kirkgate Market feature here, and also some interetsing personalities including Sir Montague Burton, Arthur Ransome, Louis Le Prince and Sir Leonard Hutton who all had connections with Leeds.
 

£20.00 (including postage & packing)

 

Kirkgate Bundle Volume 2 + A History of Kirkgate only £25.00

Blue Plaques of Leeds: The Next CollectionFor only £25.00 (including free postage) you can purchase the new Blue Plaques of Leeds: The Next Collection together with A History of Kirkgate from Earliest Times to 1800 by Steven Burt and Kevin Grady.

This 80 page hard back book with wonderful illustrations by Peter Brears, tells the story of our city centre’s first street, referencing the Minster Church with its Viking Cross, the growth of the textile industry during Tudor times, before becoming the street of choice for some of England’s wealthiest Georgian merchants.  And as a thread running through this story is the 1711 First White Cloth Hall.

£25.00 (including postage & packing)

 

A History of Kirkgate from Earliest Times to 1800 only £8.00

For only £8.00 (including free postage) you can purchase A History of Kirkgate from Earliest Times to 1800 by Steven Burt and Kevin Grady.

To mark the launch of the Heritage Lottery Funded scheme to restore Kirkgate to its former glory in 2016, then Trust Director Kevin Grady and local historian Steven Burt were commissioned to write a book entitled “A History of Kirkgate: from earliest times to 1800.”

This 80 page hard back book with wonderful illustrations by Peter Brears, tells the story of our city centre’s first street, referencing the Minster Church with its Viking Cross, the growth of the textile industry during Tudor times, before becoming the street of choice for some of England’s wealthiest Georgian merchants.  And as a thread running through this story is the 1711 First White Cloth Hall.

£8.00 (including postage & packing)

 

Mixed Bundle Volume 2 + Edwardian Leeds only £22.50

Blue Plaques of Leeds: The Next CollectionEdwardian Leeds in PostcardsThose who already have the first volume in their collection may prefer to take advantage of a different offer:

For only £22.50 (including free postage) you can purchase the new Blue Plaques of Leeds: The Next Collection together with Edwardian Leeds in Postcards by Kevin Grady and John Stringer a fascinating trip around the city of Leeds as depicted through early 20th century postcards, handsomely illustrated with colour and monochrome prints throughout.

 

£22.50 (including postage & packing)

 

Bumper Bundle – Vols 1 & 2 + Edwardian Leeds – only £24.00

Blue Plaques of LeedsBlue Plaques of Leeds: The Next CollectionEdwardian Leeds in PostcardsFor only £24.00 (including free postage), you can purchase both the new Blue Plaques of Leeds: The Next Collection and the earlier companion volume, Blue Plaques of Leeds: The stories behind the famous people and places commemorated for posterity by Blue Plaques, together with Edwardian Leeds in Postcards by Kevin Grady and John Stringer.

 

£24.00 (including postage & packing)

 

Edwardian Leeds in Postcards only £6.00

Edwardian Leeds in PostcardsMarking Kevin Grady's lecture on ‘The Age of Flamboyance’: Edwardian Leeds (the final lecture in our 2021 ‘Leeds in Your Lunch Hour’ series on 24th February), we have a standalone offer on Edwardian Leeds in Postcards by Kevin Grady and John Stringer – a fascinating trip around the city of Leeds as depicted through early 20th century postcards, handsomely illustrated in colour and monochrome prints. You can purchase this edition at half price for only £6.00 including free postage and packing.

For details of this lecture and our other online talks, please see our Events page.

 

 

£6.00 (including postage & packing)