High hopes for word perfect rooftop restoration project

When notoriously shrewd Yorkshire investor Sir Arthur Ingram first commissioned the imposing lettering atop Temple Newsam House almost four centuries ago, he certainly got his money’s worth. Thought to be the wordiest architectural addition of its kind anywhere in Britain, the lengthy statement still spans the rooftop today and is one of the mansion’s…

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City’s museums and galleries welcome back visitors

Museum-lovers in Leeds can rediscover millions of years of history now council-run venues across the city have officially reopened. Leeds Museums and Galleries sites closed earlier this year as part of a city-wide effort to control the spread of Covid-19. Over the past few months, the team has continued to engage tens of thousands…

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Estate takes visitors on a journey to Japan

A new exhibition will take visitors to Lotherton on a journey to Japan thanks to fascinating links forged decades ago by a Leeds diplomat and his family. Making Japan, which opens on March 1, will see the Aberford estate bridge a gap of more than 5,000 miles to explore three centuries of the island…

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Object of the week- vintage fire engine

Once a stalwart of the fire service in Leeds, this impressive vintage engine is now being showcased alongside some of the city’s most impressive feats of innovation. Originally made for the City of Leeds in 1891 by the famed Shand Mason and Co and with a boiler crafted from Yorkshire iron, the engine was…

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