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A Royal visit to Leeds

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A Royal visit by Queen Victoria to the city of Leeds.

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A Royal visit to Leeds

  1. 1. Presenting the Past,<br />Page:24 and 25<br />A Royal visit to Leeds<br />
  2. 2. Something about Leeds………<br />Leeds began as a village, it had a population of around 200. By the standards of the time it was quite a large village. Many were much smaller.<br />By 1801, the population of Leeds had reached 30,000. By the standards of the time it was a large town. By 1851 it had reached 101,000.<br />Leeds was a very congested type of town, there were 86% workers and 14% normal people.<br />Leeds grew rapidly but many of the new houses built were dreadful. Overcrowding was rife and streets were very dirty.<br />
  3. 3. In 1843, parts of Leeds were described as “disgusting…owing to a general lack of paving and draining, irregularity of building, total absence of… cleanliness.”<br />As a result there was a cholera epidemic in Leeds in 1832 which killed over 700 people.<br />……..Continued<br />
  4. 4. Children were allowed to grow up a bit more before they started working.<br />New unions helped workers gain their rights.<br />It became a bit more organized (building, transport etc.)<br />Leed's improved…….<br />
  5. 5. She was born on 24 May 1819 and she died on 22 January 1901.<br />Her reign was from 20 June 1837 – 22 January 1901.<br />She was a just queen who had helped the industrial revolution to start.<br />She is still remembered as the ‘grandmother of Europe’.<br />Who was Queen Victoria???<br />
  6. 6. Arriving in Leeds……<br />On Monday 6 September, 1858, Queen Victoria had arrived in Leeds to open the new town hall.<br />The last time she visited was in 1835 when she was still a princess.<br />It seemed as if Leeds was finally being appreciated………………<br />Prior to her arrival, the city had been cleaned up a bit and given a lick of paint in the poor areas.<br />In many places, people were bribed to give POSTIVE VIEWS of Leeds……<br />
  7. 7. ……Continued<br />The mayor and the factory owners wanted her to take a different view of Leeds. (A Positive view)<br />But the workers and the suffering people, wanted her to make improvements. (A Negative view)<br />Whose view of Leeds will she remember when she goes back to London???<br />
  8. 8. MAJOR EVENTS IN HISTORY FOR LEEDS<br />In 1824 a dispensary opened where the poor could obtain free medicines.<br />In 1872 the first public library opened. Roundhay Park also opened in 1872. Grand Theatre was built in 1878. City Varieties Music Hall was built in 1885.<br />In 1891 Leeds gained its first electricity supply (WHAT???!!!). In 1893 Leeds was made to call a CITY.<br />At the end of the century serious slum clearance began.<br />
  9. 9. Modern Leeds<br />
  10. 10. Thank U for watching my presentation!!!!<br />I hope u Enjoyed it.<br />Made by:- Zain-ul-abedin Siddiqui<br />Grade:- 8B3<br />

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