This group was started in March 2009
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, U.K.
The ‘Leeds’ name of the city, has derived from its 5th centery name Leoidis.
Leeds became a city by Royal Charter in 1893.
Natives of Leeds are known as Loiners.
The 2001 census puts the population of Leeds at 715,404 – making it the third biggest city in the UK after London and Birmingham.
Also Leeds is the 24th largest city by population with the European Union
Leeds is the second largest metropolitan district in the UK; extending 15 miles from east to west, and 13 miles from north to south.
This wide boundary contains some 562 square kilometres.
Leeds is the financial capital of the North.
Leeds is also known as the Knightsbridge of the North due to its city centre shops.
Leeds is one of three cities within the UK that has retained its industrial social housing of back to back houses which were built betwen 1815 -1830. This type of housing was OUTLAWED in all other cities in 1909 FACTS
A photographic Archive of Leeds – BRILLIANT website
The City has several twinning or partnership arrangements:
The city also has “strong contacts” with the following cities “for the purposes of ongoing projects”
External website of interest
Leeds Photographic Society
Founded in 1852, the oldest Photographic Society in the world.
“The Tetley – formally known as tetleys brewery” :http://thetetley.org/visit-the-tetley/