South Leeds links: Holbeck Cemetery on Amazon, Dogwatch and Middleton Railway

Autumnal colour in Middleton Park. Photograph courtesy Friends of Middleton park facebook

Here’s your weekly round-up of what’s making South Leeds tick on the area’sInternational publisher Amazon has published Eve Tidswell’s book ‘Focus on Holbeck in 1881′ in Kindle format, reports the Friends of Holbeck Cemetery. It’s a fabulous recognition of the work the Friends put in – well done all!

The YEP follows on from a story reported on Leeds Citizen blog and on South Leeds Life last week about the Beeston and Holbeck PFI regeneration scheme delays – tenants are still waiting for a major £180m housing regeneration scheme to start nine months after it won government approval.

Dogwatch South Leeds reports via Facebook of a theft of a ride on lawnmower from South Leeds Golf Club. Holbeck NPT’s Facebook page carries a warning over a couple of burglaries on the Cottingley Hall estate.

The Hunslet Club is planning a trip to the movies show.

A group of travellers with around 11 caravans and a number of vehicles have moved onto land in Harehills, after the pioneering stopping site in Bath Road, Holbeck, closed a week ago, reports the YEP.

A disappearing fence is discussed at the Friends of Sharp Lane Plantation’s Facebook page.

Geese, bird walks and colourful photographs of the park are featured on the Friends of Middleton Park’s Facebook page.

Middleton Railway posts on  doing something a bit different this weekend, as it’s the last is the last before its Santa season gets under way  …

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