A window on the past

Leeds Libraries is really excited to unveil the new look Leodis!

Discover the unique history of #Leeds through our relaunched Leodis archive and browse over 62,000 images dating from 1866.

This picture has been pulled from Leeds Libraries’ popular online photographic archive leodis.net and captures "Butch and Mates", as they play near terraced houses located in Servia Hill in 1970.

You can delve into thousands of pictures from the past, from WW1 female factory workers at the Barnbow No 1 National Filling Factory to rare snapshots of the gypsy and traveller community, and residents captured in photographs of ‘slum’ clearances taken by the City Engineers from the 1890s to 1960s.

Leodis isn't just for finding photos, you can also leave your comments and memories in the comments section. Discover your family history, delve into the unique history of Leeds or see how where you live has changed over the years on our brand new site.

Visit leodis.net to find out more about the website and browse the image collection.

Window on the Past: The Leodis Photo Archive

Thursday 22 April 1pm.

Want to find out more? Join our team of Librarians as they introduce you to the Leodis website and take you through some of their favourite memories and images. Explore the background to the creation of Leodis 20-years ago and discover a range of exciting features.

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