10 / 01 / 19

Walking tour of ‘The Cradle’ Sunday 20th January

Author Rachael Unsworth will guide you on a walking tour of Holbeck and Hunslet. The route takes in sites that have links to a couple of dozen of the innovators featured in the book. Photo taken at The Round Foundry, Holbeck, on a tour in September 2018. This is where engineer Matthew Murray developed his steam engine technology, including the first ever successful locomotive that enabled the Middleton Colliery to bring coal into the town centre more efficiently. In turn, this was an important ingredient in enabling Leeds to produce cloth and other products at competitive prices. Rachael was in Cradle 'uniform', of course.