Day: 21 February 2012

Middleton Railway to celebrate 200 years of steam

Andy Hardy, the traffic manager at Middleton Railway, has written this guest post about a special anniversary and the biggest event in the railway’s history in June. This year, on June 24th the Middleton Railway will be celebrating an important anniversary. On that day 200 years ago, the first commercially

Council housing pioneer nets Belle Isle blue plaque

The pioneer of council housing in south Leeds – whose legacy can still be felt in Middleton, Belle Isle and across south Leeds even today – has been commemorated with a historic blue plaque marking his achievements. Social reformer the Rev Charles  Jenkinson (1887-1949) was also vicar of Holbeck and was responsible for driving the clearance