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Registered Charity No: 502745

Pudsey & District Civic Society

PO Box 146


LS28 8WY


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Brief background of Pudsey & Calverley

Pudsey has a long history as a busy industrial textile town with many varied places of worship and entertainment.  Pudsey was the last borough that was granted a charter by Queen Victoria in 1901.  It remained a borough until becoming part of Leeds in 1974.


The ancient parish of Calverley originally included Pudsey and Farsley and later records are still listed under that heading.


In modern times there is little visible indication of any industry being around in the past, however Calverley Woods has been the site of a fireworks factory, and it was also used as an army camp in the past.


Discover more about the history of Pudsey and surrounding areas through our extensive online range of publications, or visit us at Pudsey Library and the Pudsey Wellbeing Centre.






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Surrounding areas

Rodley: The Leeds & Liverpool canal runs through Rodley and has historically benefited the area through it's industrial use, such as engineering works, and more recently through leisure boating.


Stanningley: Situated on the main road between Leeds & Bradford, this area has been a busy industrial region with large engineering and ironworks, along with busy textile mills.  The main railway runs through Stanningley.


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P&DCS events

17 January 2018: 2pm.

What's in a place name? - Keith Lister.


21 February 2017: 2pm.

The Leeds

Witch - Patricia Atkinson.


21 March 2017: 2pm.

the history of Proctor Brothers Ltd - Andrea Heatherington.



Download our complete 2018 Events Calandar here.