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The story of Leeds

The story of Leeds

Thornton, David, 1935- author

This history of Leeds covers all the main political, social and economic developments of the city. Due emphasis is given to the place of the wool textile industry, the principal industry until the 20th century. The story is brought right up to date as are recent changes in the townscape

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Stroud: The History Press, 2013

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Statement of responsibility: David Thornton
ISBN: 0752499572, 9780752499574
Physical Description: 224 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Subject: Leeds (England) History.; History.

Author note

Dr. David Thornton was born and brought up in Leeds, and spent his whole working life there. A retired headmaster, he is the author of over thirty picture histories for children. Local history has been David’s passion for forty years, and he has written a number of books and lectured widely on the subject. David is currently joint editor of the Thoresby Society, the principal local history society in Leeds.