Belle Isle hotel reunion 2018

Before it closed in 1988 the old Belle Isle Hotel was a hub for the community boasting its own rugby team.

The Belle Isle Hotel in 1956 or 1957. Photo: © D McGough

The building on Low Grange Crescent is now the Victoria House Residential Home, but former player Mick Hyde has organised a second reunion night on Saturday 4 August at St Joseph’s Catholic Club on Whitfield Avenue in Hunslet, follwing last year’s successful event.

Mick commented:

“The event is to bring together past players, supporters and friends who frequented the pub. Many relationships were formed in the pub and I’m glad to say still exist with grown up children. The pub was definitely the hub of the Belle Isle community and surrounding areas.”

The concert room opens at 4pm with a disco by Dawn Silverwood to start at 6pm. A buffet will be provided.

This year’s re-union is sponsored by Brian Cheetham, Founder of the Belle Isle ARLC and secretary from 1971 to 1991; and Sean Naughton, landlord of the Belle Isle pub from 1976 to 1992.