During their captivity in a notorious Italian POW camp in World War Two, England cricketers Bill Bowes and Freddie Brown staged one of the most remarkable cricket matches in history.
The earliest recorded horse race in Leeds took place on 17 July 1682. Here is a brief history of the sport in Leeds
Doris Storey reached the final at Hitler’s Olympics and won two golds at the Empire Games but was omitted from the London 1948 squad because she was a wife and mother.
After the British burned down the White House in 1814, President Madison turned to an architect from Pudsey to oversee its reconstruction.
At the special request of Field Marshal Montgomery, the first act booked for VE Day was a female bandleader from Leeds
As part of his invasion plans, Hitler prepared a list of wanted British residents. Five men of Leeds were on it.