Tag: history

Leek Street Flats – A Social History Shared On Facebook

Say the words “Leek Street Flats” to South Leeds residents of a certain age and memories come flooding back of tower block apartments that dominated the Hunslet skyline between the late 60’s and early 80’s, now long gone. Video by Chris Richardson Construction of the 350 flats started in 1968

Diary date: Your chance to see medieval Stank Hall Barn

Fancy seeing inside a medieval barn in South Leeds and learn a little about its history and the work to preserve it? Just a reminder that the Friends of Stank Hall Barn’s July event is less than a couple of weeks away. The Stank Hall Barn Revealed event is on

Meeting Agrees To Set Up “Friends of Stank Hall Barn”

Thirty people attended a meeting organised by South Leeds Life last night to hear about the history of Stank Hall Barn and discuss what could be done to preserve it. As the meeting progressed, led first by Frank Goddard from Beeston Local History Society an then added to in discussion,

Hunslet Club Celebrates 72nd Anniversary Today

What happened on Wednesday November 27th 1940? World War II was raging across Europe. At sea the British Royal Navy took on the Italians in the Mediterranean at the Battle of Spartivento. Northwest of Ireland German U Boats sunk 3 British ships and damaged another. In Romania the Iron Guard

Bookmarked: Joseph Henry, the uncrowned ‘King of Holbeck’

Ken Burton from the Friends of Holbeck Cemetery has posted a fascinating article on the group’s blog on the 19th century ‘uncrowned king of Holbeck’ Joseph Henry. Apparently the Friends gave a relative of Henry’s a guided tour recently and showed them his grave in the cemetery. Henry gave many years