Day: 12 July 2012

When I was a lass in Middleton!

Ahead of tonight’s launch of the Middleton Life local history project at Tenants Hall in Middleton, local resident Sandra Firth has written about her memories. A version of this post will appear in a special heritage edition of South Leeds Life magazine, which will be published later this month. When I

South Leeds Sports Centre: ‘One of the top 10 eyesores in Leeds’ says council

Leeds City Council has identified the top ten worst eyesore sites in the city with a view to working on them to bring them back into use – and South Leeds Sports centre, at the bottom of Beeston Road, is one of them. Next week at a meeting of Leeds

South Leeds roundup: Peter O’Toole, Middleton banana squirrels and Cottingley issues

Here’s your weekly round-up of what’s been making south Leeds tick on other websites and blogs: Veteran actor Peter O’Toole has announced he is retiring from the stage and screen, at the age of 79. The Irish-born star – best known for playing Lawrence of Arabia in Sir David Lean’s

Beeston burglary suspects sought by police

Holbeck Police have today released a pair of e-fits in a bid to identify two suspected burglars in Beeston. The attempted burglary took place on Tuesday 26 June around 1.30pm on Allenby Road. [googlemaps,+Leeds,+United+Kingdom&gl=uk&ll=53.765428,-1.557404&spn=0.004997,0.01281&t=m&z=14&output=embed&w=425&h=350] The suspects are believed to have used a garden spade in an attempt to force entry