South Leeds round-up: Asda to buy Tetley’s site? and Holbeck Cemetery scandal

A Tetley’s trailer at the Tetley’s brewery in Hunslet, as seen from Crown Point Road. Taken on the afternoon of Monday the 10th of May 2010. Photograph by Mtaylor848 used under Wikimedia creative commons

Here’s your weekly round-up of what’s making south Leeds tick on other blogs and websites:

Supermarket giant Asda could be about to buy the Tetley’s brewery site in Hunslet, Jonathan Brown at the YEP understands. In other news, the Old Peacock on Elland Road has closed its doors due to financial problems.

“There seems to have been several families from Holbeck who went to New Zealand  & here is  another family’s tale of mystery & scandal!!”

– check out the Friends of Holbeck Cemetery’s latest blog post on the fascinating heritage connected to the historic graveyard.

Over on Facebook the Friends of Middleton Park are asking people to ‘concentrate and think and pray nice happy and above all DRY thoughts for next Tuesday, when the Oddsocks Theatre company will be performing their no doubt hilarious version of Julius Ceasar from 7pm’.

There’s lots of brilliant photos of Saturday’s Beeston Festival over at the festival’s own website.

The Westwood summer fayre in Middleton – which was due to be held on Saturday 21st July at Westwood Primary School – has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Saturday 23rd June is the Jubilee Strawberry Fair at Beeston Parish Centre 1pm to 4pm, some side stalls, music, demo by IRUKA Karate Club and of course Strawberry’s & Cream, Cream Teas with scones and jam…

Rothwell NPT’s Facebook page reports on an arrest made in Middleton over alleged armed robberies.

Dewsbury Road was cordoned off on Monday as a result of a blaze at a flat in Beeston hill. Check out the YEP video.