A walk that takes you from hand-made cloth to high-end fashion with Leeds Walking Tours.
Buying and selling is a main function of most towns. Some market towns with especially strong advantages attracted more trade and evolved to have much more than a market place, a parish church and a few houses.
Leeds became important for trading locally-made woollen cloth, especially after the mid-sixteenth century. The street where the twice-weekly cloth market was held is still one of the main trading streets in the compact retail area. How did the business of trading home-made lengths of woven wool lead to the development of a place with 1000 shops? And how is trading in the age of the internet influencing Leeds city centre?