Hunslet

Middleton Railway in the running for tourism award

Middleton Railway in the running for tourism award

The Middleton Railway Trust has been shortlisted for a prestigious White Rose Award by Welcome To Yorkshire. From their base at Moor Road in Hunslet the world’s oldest working railway runs weekend services up to Middleton Park using vintage steam and diesel engines built in Hunslet. As well as the train services, Moor Road hosts […]

Consultation on bus improvements starts on Saturday

Consultation on bus improvements starts on Saturday

The next phase of public consultation on Connecting Leeds, measures to help transform transport and travel in and around Leeds, starts this week. A series of public drop-in sessions are to begin this Saturday on proposals for the A61 South (Hunslet Road, Low Road) bus route to introduce new infrastructure and measures to improve bus […]

Join the festival at the Waterfront this weekend

Join the festival at the Waterfront this weekend

It’s time for the Leeds Waterfront Festival 2018 and once again there are lots of activities planned for various points along the river this weekend (23-24 June). Activities at Granary Wharf (near the station) include canoeing, kayaking and sail boarding; as well as a climbing wall, martial arts, food and live music. Activities run from […]

Obituary: Geoff Gunney MBE

Obituary: Geoff Gunney MBE

Few players in any sport can rival the remarkable commitment Geoff Gunney showed to one club – Hunslet Rugby League Club. Geoff made his debut for Hunslet in 1951. He would go on to spend his entire playing career with Hunslet spanning 23 seasons and saw him play 579 games. Like numerous other future Hunslet players Geoff […]

Hunslet make it five wins out of five

Hunslet make it five wins out of five

Hunslet RLFC made it five wins from five today as they beat Coventry Bears at the South Leeds Stadium.  It was a rather under par performance by Hunslet, but the win lifts them into 4th in the Betfred League 1. Hunslet RLFC 40-16 Coventry Bears Photos by Paul Johnson Phoenix Photography Not that Coventry didn’t […]

“Celebration day” at Hunslet RLFC in memory of Geoff Gunney MBE

“Celebration day” at Hunslet RLFC in memory of Geoff Gunney MBE

Hunslet RLFC The club will be holding a “Celebration day” in memory of Geoff Gunney MBE when we entertain Oldham RLFC on Sunday 24th June. The game takes place at the South Leeds Stadium, 3:30pm kick off. Ken says Geoff was my childhood hero when I saw him play at Parkside with my Dad, and […]

Hunslet RLFC players during World War 1 – can you help?

Hunslet RLFC players during World War 1 – can you help?

100 years ago, a mighty war was drawing to its bloody close and local people would have been involved, so I have been asked to research what players and associates of Hunslet RLFC did during the war. Many of the players, being part-time, would have been miners as coal runs under our area like a […]

Hunslet teach Skolars a lesson

Hunslet teach Skolars a lesson

Hunslet RLFC came back from 18-0 down to beat the London Skolars at their New River Sport ground by 30-37 this afternoon (9 June 2018). Having got off to a poor start, Hunslet scored six unanswered tries at the end of the first half and the beginning of the second. London went three tries up […]

Maple Homes’ show home opening milestone

Maple Homes’ show home opening milestone

Leeds United legend Eddie Gray was on hand as Maple Homes marked the opening of their show home at Woodhouse Vale, off Pepper Road in Hunslet on Friday (1 June 2018). Director Tom Robinson explained that this was Maple’s first development since and his colleagues took over the Hunslet-based building firm eighteen months ago. “This […]

Hunslet Club triumph in Charles Stanley charity football tournament

Hunslet Club triumph in Charles Stanley charity football tournament

An impressive ten teams took part in this year’s Charity 5-a-side football tournament, raising funds for The Hunslet Club. The event, which took place on Sunday 27 May 2018, was organised by the Leeds office of Charles Stanley Wealth Managers and featured teams from Leeds’s accountancy, legal, banking and marketing sectors. A  massive thanks goes […]