Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Local Faces - Market Roof

Joyce James hand embroidered this piece showing the market roofs in Leeds.

The Market is a fantastic building which can still be seen on the skyline despite the increasing number of high rise buildings in the city. There's another representation of the building on the LS2000 panel.

Many of the older people of Leeds grieve that the Market isn't what is was 'in the old days' but with the advent of supermarkets most choose to use these instead of the weekly trip into town.

The frontage, built in 1904, was saved after a fire swept through the market in December 1975.
There are photographs of this disaster on the Leodis website

1 comment:

  1. I love the stitching on this, like being able to click on the image to see more detail.


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