Tag: Heritage Lottery Fund

Young archaeologists excavate Middleton Lodge ice house

The Leeds Branch of the Young Archaeolgists Club (YAC) recently undertook a new excavation of an ice house, at Middleton Park, Leeds which once belonged to the former Middleton Lodge. YAC is the only UK-wide club for people under the age of 16 who are interested in archaeology. An invitation was extended the York and

Middleton Park: Have your say on the future

South Leeds residents can have their say over the future development of Middleton Park. Following the recent investment of £2 million by the Heritage Lottery Fund the park has undergone a significant amount of change and development in recent years. Last year the decision was taken to close the Leeds

Move over, Doctor Who! Teen time travellers explore health history

Hi, we are a group of young people who attend The Cupboard, a youth project in South Leeds. We have been taking part in a yearlong teenage health project (funded by Young Roots Heritage Lottery Fund) exploring teenage health issues from the 1800s to now and called our project the

It’s all happening in Middleton park this summer!

Have you been to the new Middleton Park Visitor Centre yet? It was built with Heritage Lottery Fund money and it’s got lovely big windows overlooking the lake, writes Frances Jones. There is a cafe there during the week, run by people with learning difficulties from Leeds City Council Adult

Cog and Rung Horse Gin Model at Middleton Park

“It’s A Horse Gin, but not as we know it” is the terrible pun I’ve had stuck in my head since I first heard about the model Horse Gin currently being installed in Middleton Park. I’m sure there are far wittier puns to be had (and do please share your own

Pupils discover Middleton’s mining heritage

Marianne James has sent us this guest post about a special heritage project for primary school pupils in Middleton Park: Around 250 pupils from nine classes from six Middleton primary schools learned, over a period of four weeks, about archaeology and the mining history of Middleton Park through a series

Middleton’s heritage is celebrated in new South Leeds Life magazine – out now!

Issue four of the glossy South Leeds Life magazine is out now – and it’s an absolute cracker! This issue is a special one – it’s been written by a group of local residents who’ve become community history reporters as part of the Middleton Life local history project. If you