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Roll Up, Roll Up: Leeds, a trading city


Saturday 11 May 2019, 2:30pm–4:30pm


The Adelphi
3-5 Hunslet Road
LS10 1JQ

Roll Up, Roll Up: Leeds, a trading city event image
A walk that takes you from hand-made cloth to high-end fashion. Buying and selling is a main function of most towns. Some market towns with especially strong advantages attracted more trade and evolved to have much more than a market place, a parish church and a few houses. Leeds became important for trading locally-made woollen cloth, especially after the mid-sixteenth century. The street where the twice-weekly cloth market was held is still one of the main trading streets in the compact retail area. How did the business of trading home-made lengths of woven wool lead to the development of a place with 1000 shops? And how is trading in the age of the internet influencing Leeds city centre? Find out more about your guide Rachael Unsworth [https://www.leedscitywalkingtours.co.uk/] _ _

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