Middleton

Not an extraordinary life … but an extraordinary read

Not an extraordinary life … but an extraordinary read

I am looking out of a window onto a busy Dewsbury Road in Beeston on a sunny Friday morning. Sat by the table with a mug of coffee I’m chatting away with Patricia Anderson who’s home I am in. “I love this view, she says..  you get to see everything; all the people on and […]

By October 2, 2018 1 Comments Read More →
Middleton Railway commemorate 50 Anniversary closure of Broom Colliery

Middleton Railway commemorate 50 Anniversary closure of Broom Colliery

Visit Middleton Railway this weekend commemorating 50 Anniversary closure of Broom Colliery. We have worked in partnership with the Railway so that every Primary School Child in Belle Isle & Middleton will receive a brilliant history book . We hope you all like it and save it for future generations. There is lots on display […]

By September 30, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
News from Middleton Parkrun 29th September

News from Middleton Parkrun 29th September

Middleton Woods Parkrun Middleton Woods parkrun, Event 23 made possible by 15 superstars hi-viz hero’s.  90 awesome athletes crossed the finish line We welcomed 48 first timers & 3 who completed their 1st ever parkrun & 2 awesome people returned for their 2nd parkrun .     We had visitors from Bradford, Hull, Kent, Sunderland, […]

By September 30, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Railway weekend marks 50 years since last pit closed

Railway weekend marks 50 years since last pit closed

‘Last Coals To Leeds’ will be a special celebration of the role of coal in the life of South Leeds at the historic Middleton Railway on Saturday and Sunday (29 & 30 September 2018) commemorating the closure of the last coal mine in Leeds, Middleton Broom Colliery, which closed 50 years ago. Hilary Benn MP, […]

By September 28, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Last days of the Tivoli

Last days of the Tivoli

It’s been a landmark in Middleton for decades, but the Tivoli cinema is now being demolished to make way for private housing. The cinema opened in 1934 but closed in 1960, becoming the first cinema in Leeds to convert to a bingo hall. It finally closed its doors in 2009 and has been empty since, […]

By September 27, 2018 4 Comments Read More →
Middleton Primary School joins Cockburn Trust

Middleton Primary School joins Cockburn Trust

Middleton Primary School became the first primary school to join Cockburn Multi-academy Trust this September. The trust is also responsible for Cockburn School in Beeston, which is consistently one of Leeds’ highest performing schools and also Cockburn John Charles Academy, currently undergoing a remarkable transformation reducing exclusions by 80% and persistent absence by 12%. While […]

By September 26, 2018 2 Comments Read More →
Middleton Community Centre Council Event

Middleton Community Centre Council Event

I went along to the Middleton Community Event at Middleton Commutator Centre  last Wednesday (19 September 2018). The event was held by local organisations at  Council  Social Centre. My thanks go to Rachel from Leeds City Council,   for preparing the buffet. Around 30 people, staff, Councillors Paul Truswell, Kim Groves and Judith Blake, board […]

By September 23, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
First day of school at Elements Primary

First day of school at Elements Primary

It was the first day of school in more ways than one as South Leeds newest primary school opened its doors last Monday (10 September 2018). Elements Primary School in Middleton welcomed 22 children to its Reception Class and two of the three teachers waiting to greet them were also starting their school careers. As […]

By September 17, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
St George’s community hub re-launches

St George’s community hub re-launches

The newly refurbished community hub at the St George’s Centre in Middleton was officially re-launched on Friday (14 September 2018) by Cllr Debra Coupar, executive member for communities, with Middleton Park ward members Cllr Judith Blake and Cllr Paul Truswell. The hub features redesigned library area, an enlarged job club area with extra public computers, […]

By September 17, 2018 2 Comments Read More →
Planting a fruitful idea in Middleton

Planting a fruitful idea in Middleton

Emma Tabor is a woman on a mission – to see more fruit trees in Middleton. “We have quite a lot of trees planted on the estate, but they are not fruit trees. Wouldn’t it be good if we could enjoy the trees and pick and eat the fruit?” she asks. “A project like this […]

By September 16, 2018 0 Comments Read More →