Matthew Murray High School is now no more than some ghostly marks on a field, and Murray’s name is in danger of disappearing too. Did you know why the school was named after him? Here’s a reminder about the man and a call to support an idea to give him
Leeds Heritage Beer Tours, a new tour sharing the history of beer in Leeds, will launch at the end of June 2019. The new tour will take visitors on a journey into Leeds’ beer history; visiting some of Leeds’ famous old beer venues, whilst sampling traditional ales along the way.
After the success of this year’s ‘Memories of Hunslet Carr 2018’ calendar, Hunslet Carr Residents Association has decided to produce a second one. For next year’s calendar we have widened the net to include most of Hunslet which includes some of the iconic Hunslet images. The ‘Hunslet Remembered 2019’ calendar
The Sikh gurdwara (temple) on Lady Pit Lane in Beeston is this Saturday hosting a free concert featuring music, story-telling, readings, and poetry that recall the experiences of the thousands of Sikh soldiers who fought alongside Britain in World War One. The show, called ‘Sacred Sounds’, last week headlined at
John Cummins (Groundwork and City Connect) will be hosting three walks in and around Holbeck over the next two weeks. The heritage walks are open to the public for all to enjoy. The times and dates of the walks are as follows; Saturday 23 May 2015 at 11 am Explore
The Hunslet St Mary’s clock is ticking again! The iconic clocktower lies in the heart of the Hunslet in more ways than one: it’s the most prominent landmark in Hunslet, and also a much-loved reminder of the community’s proud history. But unfortunately, the clock had been stuck at 10.20 for the
Long-awaited proposals to re-open the unused Holbeck rail viaduct as a public walkway are hopefully taking root at last, with a major public meeting due this week. Those coordinating the scheme have been talking with the current owners, Network Rail – and the latter have now requested a full project
Author John Rigg writes: Last Friday lunchtime, the “Hunslet Rugby League Remembered” Heritage Room was officially opened at the Garden Gate public house in south Leeds. I had received an invitation from Peter Todd, the General Manager of the Hunslet Hawks RLFC, who has also previously been kind enough to
The Hunslet Rugby Foundation in association with the Garden Gate pub have created a heritage room dedicated to the history of Hunslet Rugby League. The “Hunslet Rugby League Remembered” Heritage Room will be officially opened at 12pm noon on Friday (24 October 2014) at The Garden Gate, 3 Whitfield Place,
Are you passionate about local history in Middleton? The Middleton Life local history group is meeting next week and would welcome new members! The group, which recently held a successful Middleton History Week at the St George’s Centre will meet at Tenants Hall, Acre Close, on Wednesday, August 6, 10am-noon.