Day: 21 September 2012

Forty years of music making in South Leeds

This year South Leeds Music Centre will be celebrating over 40 years of music-making for children, families and the local community. In 1972 parents paid just sixpence a week (2½ pence) to join the orchestra – or nothing if they couldn’t afford sixpence! Prices have of course gone up since

South of the River – Reporting Leeds

I went to a talk at the central library last week. David Thornton, a local historian, was talking about the history of newspapers in Leeds. It’s an interesting topic and Leeds has an important place in the story of British newspapers. It all starts back in 1718 with the launch