Entries by Lizzy Wilson

Crane memorabilia takes museum’s collection to new heights

19 Aug 2019 For more than a century it was a tried and tested piece of Leeds engineering that helped keep the proud story of Yorkshire’s railways on the right track. And even in retirement, Leeds Industrial Museum’s stalwart crane had one last uplifting tale to tell after grabbing the imagination of a local business. […]

Historic photos show how Leeds became top of the shops

08 Aug 2019 Historic images showing the changing face of Leeds’s high street have been revealed ahead of a new exhibition telling the story of the city’s one of a kind retail revolution. The remarkable photos show Leeds landmarks including Briggate and The Headrow as they looked in the 1870s, early 20th century and 1970s. It is […]

Museum’s ingenious engines all fired up for new exhibition

25 July 2019 Cloaked in steam and pulled along by huge horses, it must have been an impressive sight rocketing through the streets of Leeds on its way to battle a blaze. And almost 130 years since it was first in service, Leeds Industrial Museum’s mechanised masterpiece will be firing visitors’ imaginations as one of […]