The Edwardian fittings are quite spectacular... they include the city's coat of arms (compare this with the 100 year-old postcard below)
It is a good time to take an online look round Kirkgate market.
With a Leeds City Council meeting being lobbied on the future of Kirkgate Market and a public meeting in April to launch
Friends of Leeds Kirkgate Market
. The meeting called by a group of customers, traders and citizens hopes to help the market's survival as a place for shoppers to use and be proud of.
In an era of ever increasing blandness in the shopping 'experience' and the spread of 'clone towns', to have a bustling, city-centre market that is also an architectural treat is worth celebrating.
Despite recent concerns over the viability of some market stalls Kirkgate Market is still an impressive site inside and out.
Then in 1904 the present building on Vicar Lane was erected and its domes still stand out against the city's skyscape.
The market doesn't just consist of the main market hall, there is also a modern market extension, and an outdoor market is held between the main site and the coach station. That outdoor market is also site of a farmers' market two Sundays a month.
The farmers' market is held twice a month in Leeds
Kirkgate isn't the only market in the Leeds area there are also markets at Otley, Pudsey and Yeadon.
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