Local History Bookmarks

Here are a few of the free online resources available to help find out about the local area. They are focused around Farsley, West Leeds though many resources are national.

Join me on walks to see real-time use! Farsley Runs & Walks

Archive of aerial photos reaching back to 1919.

Create a free account to access high quality images and extra features such as zoom.


britainfromabove.org.uk

Archive of old maps with tools to aid navigation with the present (side by side maps or overlay).


maps.nls.uk

Comprehensive historical map archive.

Additional features available for a fee.


old-maps.co.uk


A leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain.


gracesguide.co.uk

Photographic archive of Leeds.


leodis.net

Searchable archives of old newspapers.

Free access when using your Leeds library card number to Log In.


tinyurl.com/ldsnewspapers

Searchable archives of The Times.

Free access when using your Leeds library card number to Log In.


tinyurl.com/ldstimes


Interesting tidbits of old printed ephemera.

Free access when using your Leeds library card number to Log In.


johnjohnson.chadwyck.co.uk

Searchable index of historical person registrations.

Free access when using your Leeds library card number and pin to Log In.


tinyurl.com/ldsancestry

Historical and genealogical information pertaining to Calverley Parish and the surrounding district and villages.


calverley.info

Pudsey and District Civic Society hold an extensive collection of photos and materials of the local area.


panddcs.com