Goodbye Middleton Arms, old friend

[slideshow]The bulldozers have moved in at last on the Middleton Arms.

The 87-year-old pub has been a real landmark in the area – and sparked some (mostly) fond memories from people living in south Leeds. The Arms was complete with an upstairs ballroom and was initially opened as a hotel in 1925.

But last December planning permission was granted for a new Aldi supermarket. And a matter of days later arsonists damaged the pub.

Here’s what former regulars have been saying on the Middleton Arms facebook page:

Claire Louise O’Hara : So she’s really going, the old girl, Miggy won’t be the same xx
Josie Burnett: RIP my old friend – and thank you for the fantastic (mostly) memories xxx
Joanne Fletcher: Celebrating my bday by watching my beloved pub been demolished. Alot of memories going wiv it 🙁
Debra Morton ive just passed it and see them demolishing it.  It’s so sad.
What are your memories of the Miggy Arms? Are you sad to see it go? Post your comments below or email them (and any photos) to