6.00 p.m. Thursday, 6 June
Beginning at the Calls, and taking as its spine the Aire and Aire& Calder Navigation, and going beyond Crown Point Bridge and the Armouries and Leeds Dock, this walk tells the story of this important shipping intersection and the historical importance of Hunslet and its surroundings as a focus for trade and business. Today the area is the home of five educational establishments, a growing residential area, proposed location of a new city centre park, and a focus for the digital economy – the largest outside of London. A fascinating area that has continued to innovate over the centuries.
6.00 p.m. Tuesday, 11 June
Staying close to the river and canal basin and finishing in Holbeck, this walk shows how this area has had a vital role in shaping the city over the last 200 years, and how future developments will radically alter this part of Leeds once again. It is the location of the first moving image and the cradle of the industrial revolution. , bur also home of an Egyptian Temple and Italian towers. In the future new skyscrapers are planned as are large scale demolitions to make way for HS2. The walk will cover all of this and more.
6.00 p.m. Wednesday, 19 June
Leeds City Centre Blue Plaques Highlights
New for 2019, this walk will tell the stories behind some of our city blue plaques which highlight the personalities and places that have made Leeds the place it is today. From world leading sculptors to Victorian self-help gurus via the oldest subscription library in the UK the former haunt of Chaplin and Houdini…and some of the best historical architecture Leeds has to offer, this tour tells you about this and more.
The cost is £15.00 per person per walk inclusive of food and drink.
Food served at 6pm; doors open at 5.45pm.
Supper Walks must be booked in advance. For easy online booking via our website go to www.leedscivictrust.org.uk/events and follow the link; make sure you have your payment card ready. If you do not have access to the internet or do need help with the booking process, please call the office on 0113 2439594 (Mon-Fri 10am – 3pm).