Links with Bygone Leeds
Joseph Sprittles

The publication of the essays which this publication marks in some respects a departure from the usual policy of the Thoresby Society. Our late President, Mr Joseph Sprittles, as is well known, was much in demand as a speaker to local societies on the old buildings and traditions of Leeds, and over the past few years there have been many requests to have the substance of his talks brought together in one volume, with appropriate illustrations. It was felt that no better tribute could be paid to the memory of Mr Sprittles, and the Council therefore offers the present volume to members of the Society as a memorial to one who gave unstinting service to the Society, both as President, and earlier, as Excursions Secretary. Its contents include among others –

Leeds Parish Church Choir
St John’s Church and John Harrison
Adel Church
St Anne’s Roman Catholic Cathedral (Old)
The Old Grammar School and Environs
The Moot Hall
The Corn Exchange
The Market Cross
The Coloured Cloth Hall
The Court-House
The Leeds Philosophical Hall
The Leeds Coat of Arms
The Old Leeds Theatre
Kemplay’s Writing Academy
Bischoff House
Lambert’s Yard
The Old George Hotel
The White Cloth Hall
The Coloured Cloth Hall
The Bear Pits