Public meetings examine Middleton’s rich history

South Leeds residents are cordially invited to two public meetings which will examine the history of their community.

The first meeting will be held next Wednesday, March 21, and will feature a talk by representatives of Leeds online history photograph archive Leodis.

The following Wednesday, March 28, will see representatives from the Friends of Middleton Park group speak on the rich history and heritage of the park.

How to find Tenants HallBoth events are free, start at 6.30pm and are being held at Tenants Hall Enterprise Centre, Acre Close, Middleton. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The two events form part of the Middleton Life history project, which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project  will a group of Middleton residents become local history reporters and investigate the past of their community.They’ll contribute to the South Leeds Life blog and a special issue of the South Leeds Life magazine, as well as help produce exhibition panels detailing Middleton’s history for a permanent display at Tenants Hall.

Following the talks and Q&A sessions, there will be ‘community reporter’ sessions where people can learn how to write short articles and contribute to the project.

For more information about the events, or Middleton Life, contact John Baron on 0113 3706903.