Steven Burt has written a fantastic book "The Remarkable History of Hunslet" which covers the history of this area from 11th century to the present day.
More people were living within the bounds of Hunslet by 1850 than in Wakefield or Dewsbury. Many visitors, from the Seneca Indians of North America to the future Tsar of Russia, came to see the marvellous machines of Hunslet in action.
The book provides an insight into this exciting period of radical change and highlights the role played by those who risked all to make it a better place to live.
The book, priced £20, can be purchased from:
Leeds Civic Trust, 17-19 Wharf Street, The Calls
The Leeds Library, 18 Commercial Street
Stephenson’s Wallpapers, 333 Hunslet Road
Online purchase available via www.leedscivictrust.org.uk
The featured song is the wonderful track "Stars" very kindly sent to me by Mik Artistik's Ego Trip and his team.