Tag: blue plaque

MP’s Notebook: living history, childhood obesity and the station roof

The latest recipient of a Leeds Civic trust blue plaque is The Holbeck. Known by most people as the Holbeck Working Men’s Club, it is the oldest such club in the country. It began life in 1871 as a community organisation with less than a hundred members. Into the 20th

Blue Plaque honours John Marshall in Holbeck

Blue Plaque is Unveiled at Leeds Marshall’s Mill to Honour City’s Pioneering Industrialist John Marshall A blue plaque honouring the work of pioneering mill owner John Marshall has been unveiled today (Monday 10 September 2018) at the site of his achievements, Marshall’s Mill. The Mill, which is the largest building

Council housing pioneer nets Belle Isle blue plaque

The pioneer of council housing in south Leeds – whose legacy can still be felt in Middleton, Belle Isle and across south Leeds even today – has been commemorated with a historic blue plaque marking his achievements. Social reformer the Rev Charles  Jenkinson (1887-1949) was also vicar of Holbeck and was responsible for driving the clearance

South Leeds: Our review of the year

It doesn’t seem 13 months since South Leeds Life filed its first post: This is South Leeds Calling. More than 23,000 page impressions and a few hundred posts from more than a dozen different community writers later we’re on the verge of entering 2012. We thought it was the perfect