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House of Saxe Coburg
Edward VII 1901 10

1901 Population 178,000
1901 4 St. Anne's Roman Catholic Cathedral built.
1903 City Square was laid out as older residents of the city will remember, with the Black Prince statue and the Nymph statues. Since then the square has changed its looks a few times, but now is similar to the square of this period.
1904 Leeds University starts merged from colleges and granted a Charter by King Edward VII

Leeds Markets built

Consecration of St Anne’s Cathedral.

Leeds City the forerunners of Leeds United formed. at Elland Road.

Marks and Spencer's opened premises in Cross Arcade. Besides the Kirkgate market stall Michael had opened a shop in Manchester in 1894. The Marks and Spencer's Empire of shops is underway.
1905 First Cinema built
1906 Ellmore's started manufacturing copper tubing in 1888 at Stourton, becomes Yorkshire Copper Works
1908 New wing of the University opened by King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra

House of Windsor
George V 1910 36

1911 Census. Population 450,000. In this respect Leeds reflected a thriving modern town but in reality, the effect of industrialisation and urbanisation was increasing overcrowding and squalor.
1912 Red Hall purchased by Mr S Scofield
1914 18 World War I.
1918 ? The Cenotaph War Memorial, moved in front of the Art gallery in the Headrow, was first sighted in City Square, just after the Great War.
1919 Leeds United Football Club formed from Leeds City football club who were . expelled from the Football League after alleged illegal payments to players during the war years.
1921 Leeds Coat of Arms received sanction of the College of Heralds.

Montague Burton's is now the largest clothing factory in the world.

They Called It Passchendaele: Story of the Third Battle of Ypres and of the Men Who Fought in It  Major and Mrs.Holt's Battlefield Guide to Ypres Salient (Battlefield Guides)   The Somme (Fields of Battle S.)    The Rules of the Game: Jutland and British Naval Command



1922 BBC broadcast from Leeds
1928 The first permanent traffic lights in Britain installed in Park Row
1925 St. James Hospital built

Moot Hall demolished
1926 Wallace Arnold's starts it's charabanc trips.
  Britain’s first permanent traffic lights installed in Park Row
1933 Civic Hall built in Portland Crescent, opened by King George V and Queen Mary
1934 Yorkshire Copper Works launches it's world famous "Yorkshire fittings" with its integral solder ring.

Edward VIII 1936

History Pages Menu

Time Period
Major Events
Early 1216 Edward the Confessor  Harold II.   William I (the Conqueror).   William II .    Henry I .   Stephen. Matilda.   Henry II.   Richard I the Lionheart.   John

Viking, Roman and Saxon Eras
Battle of Hastings 1066
Magna Carta 1215.

1216 1471 Henry III.   Edward I. II. III.   Richard II.    Henry IV. V. VI  
1461 1649 Edward IV. V.   Richard III.   Henry VII. VIII.    Edward VI.   Lady Jane Grey.   Mary I.   Elizabeth I the Virgin Queen .   James I.   Charles I The Armarda 1588. & the Golden Years 
Gunpowder Plot 1605
Civil War 1642–48.
1625 1727 Oliver Cromwell Lord Protector.   Richard Cromwell.   Charles II.    Mary II.   William III.  Anne.   George I    The republic
1727 1837 George II. III. IV.   William IV  
1837 1901 Victoria Crimean War 1854 56.   Boer War 1899 1902
1901 1936 Edward VII.   George V.   Edward VIII 1st World War 1914-1918
1936 1952 George VI 2nd World War 1939-1945
1952 now Elizabeth II Falklands War 1982.
Gulf War on January 9 1996.
Gulf War II week one March 19. 2003.



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