Middleton

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 […]

Middleton Woods parkrun

Middleton Woods parkrun

Nicky Best  As you may/may not know the brand new FREE, ALL-INCLUSIVE, weekly, Middleton Woods parkrun has just been initiated at the Leeds Urban Bike Park. It is simply a 5k RUN or WALK for EVERYONE and commences at 9am EVERY Saturday. It is a fantastic event in such a beautiful, South Leeds location, but […]

Review: A Cream Cracker Under The Settee

Review: A Cream Cracker Under The Settee

I was privileged last week to see a performance of one of Alan Bennett’s ‘Talking Heads’ plays last week … in a living room in Middleton. West Yorkshire Playhouse have been touring Leeds bringing their latest show, a revival of Leeds’ own playwright iconic monologues, to peoples’ homes as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations. […]

Get Together with your neighbours this weekend

Get Together with your neighbours this weekend

Marking the second anniversary of the murder of Jo Cox MP, communities will be coming together across South Leeds to share food and fun and show that Jo was right when she said “We have far more in common than that which divides us.” One of the biggest events will be at Dewsbury Road Community […]

Middleton Elderly Aid First Birthday Party

Middleton Elderly Aid First Birthday Party

I went song to Middleton Elderly Aid this morning 5th June to celebrate the 1st Birthday of Middleton Elderly Aid. Had a wonderful Morning and was entertained by Chiragi Solank dong some Bollywood Dancing..  Well done to Chiragi. The MEA Members joined in with chair exercises along with Chiragi. I’m sure we will see Chiragi […]

Elements Primary: a new approach for a new school

Elements Primary: a new approach for a new school

I met Sarah Horsbrough and her team to find out how preparations are going for the opening of the new Elements Primary Academy in Middleton in September. The short answer is very well indeed. As well as the basic logistics of having a building ready – the temporary modular classrooms will arrive, fully fitted out, […]

FREE live music in Middleton Park

FREE live music in Middleton Park

FREE live music in Middleton Park The Friends of Middleton Park start their musical offering on Sunday (3 June 2018) with Alligator Gumbo playing some cool New Orleans jazz. The band were so popular at last years music festival that the Friends brought them back to do their own concert. They will be on the […]

Mixed Martial Arts Pro vs Childminder

Mixed Martial Arts Pro vs Childminder

Talented Tom Crosby is a professional Mixed Martial Artist based in Middleton, who is fast becoming a well known figure of the local community for representing the sport nationally. Not only is this man winning gold away from home, but by day he is a childminder at Crosby’s Little Angels. Tom, nicknamed ‘The Viking’ is […]

Wade’s Charity – Leeds’ best kept secret?

Wade’s Charity – Leeds’ best kept secret?

If Middleton Park is South Leeds’ green secret, then the organisation that owns it is Leeds’ secret benefactor. Daily the quality of life of countless thousands of Leeds residents is enhanced by the city’s oldest charity – yet most who benefit have never heard of Wade’s Charity. Masses enjoy the huge swathes of parkland, open […]

Middleton Elderly Aid Open Day

Middleton Elderly Aid Open Day

Middleton Elderly Aid‎ We a having an open day tomorrow (Wednesday 23 May 2018) for anyone over 60 who lives in Middleton who would like to come and see our centre. There will be a free buffet and you can meet the staff and find out what Middleton Elderly Aid has to offer. You don’t […]