South Leeds Roundup: Actors, Swimmers, Footballers and Bloomers

Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites and blogs.

We don’t often quote Leeds Student, but they ventured to Holbeck to review Slung Low Theatre’s productions of Beulah and Some Small Love Story at their home, the HUB (Holbeck Underground Ballroom, under the viaduct). They gave it 5/5 describing it as “an evening of breath-taking magic and atmosphere”.

The Friends of Holbeck Cemetery have profiled Victorian swimmer Evan Thomas Jones “champion swimmer of the world” on their blog. He was born in Holbeck and is buried in the cemetery. The piece includes a cutting from a 1904 edition of the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The Ciaran Bingham Foundation Trust are doing great things in memory of the young man from Belle Isle who was tragically killed three years ago. You can find full details of their recent 1940s Night at the Hunslet Club together with a great photo slideshow on Phil Brooksbank’s website.

The Aire Valley Homes Facebook page is as busy as ever with news of this year’s rent increase letters, which have just been posted out, and details of changes to Housing Benefit. Their mobile office will be out and about consulting tenants on planned changes to how council housing in Leeds is managed.

Hunslet Hawks have a match report on their website from Sunday’s game when they recovered from a 0-12 deficit to beat Doncaster 42-22.  Their Facebook page has photos and video footage from the game.

Over on Twitter the Garden Gate pub in Hunslet have announced a charity fun day on Saturday 30th March to raise money for Martin House children’s hospice.  The fun starts at 12:00 noon with a bouncy castle, barbecue, Harry The Hawk, egg hunt and more

Also on Twitter, Beeston Juniors Football Club are recruiting players for next season Under 7s through to Under 14s. Ring 07855 264654 for more details.

Beeston In Bloom arch

Beeston In Bloom has announced on their blog that the area will be judged by Yorkshire In Bloom judges on 15th April. The clock is ticking on their blog, so do watch out for future work parties and join them to help spruce up the area.

Finally, Friends of New Forest Village have been struggling over who owns a piece of land that is currently being grazed by horses. There is fly tipping on another piece of land adjacent to the estate, but Aire Valley Homes are doing their best to clear it and stop further tipping. Meanwhile green recycling bins have been rolled out (pun intended) to whole estate. It’s all on their Facebook page.

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