Leeds Historian Dr Kevin Grady presents the third in Leeds Civic Trust's 2021 ‘Leeds in Your Lunch Hour’ lecture series, hosted jointly with Leeds Minster.
Because of it spectacularly rapid growth in the first half of the nineteenth century, the streetscape of central Leeds developed in a very haphazard fashion. Historically Boar Lane was perhaps the towns most exclusive street, but it too lacked a coherent façade. This lecture traces the evolution of Boar Lane from the Middle Ages and its transformation in the 1860s into the towns grandest street. Dr Kevin Grady is a leading expert on the history and development of Leeds, and is well known for his books and public lectures. He was Director of Leeds Civic Trust for almost thirty years until his retirement in 2016. Today he is a Council member of the Thoresby Society and is President of the Leeds Library. This is his 14th annual series of free lunchtime lectures about the history of Leeds, presented this year for the first time on Zoom. Hosted jointly by Leeds Civic Trust and Leeds Minster.