Tag: Holbeck cemetery

South Leeds Roundup: Views, Viaducts and Vehicles

  Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and across Facebook. We’ll start with sad news from Friends of Holbeck Cemetery who report on the removal of their viewing platform. The platform provided possibly the best view in Leeds, but suffered from vandalism

South Leeds Roundup: Elections, Engagement and Emails

  Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and across Facebook. Hunslet St Mary’s blog keep’s us up to date with life in the primary school. This week we learned the outcome of the School council elections – congratulations to all the successful

Slideshow of your photos: South Leeds winter wonderland!

Here’s a slideshow of some of the photographs of snowy South Leeds taken by South Leeds Life readers Eve Tidswell and Steve Williamson. The images were taken today while the snow was at its height and focus on the Holbeck Cemetery and Cross Flatts Park areas. We’d welcome more of

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

Bookmarked: South Leeds buildings at risk

A new council report has highlighted how a number of historic  south Leeds buildings are ‘at risk’. According to a report in the YEP today, these include: Beeston’s Stank Hall Barn, which some say was built with timber left over from the construction of ships used by explorer Christopher Columbus;

Slideshow: Beeston Festival 2012 in photos

[slideshow]There may have been the odd blustery shower, but that didn’t stop thousands ofr people of all backgrounds from South Leeds and beyond enjoying the 18th Beeston Festival this afternoon. Opened by Hilary Benn MP, the event boasted dozens of stalls from local groups, organisations and businesses, as well as raffles, tombolas

Join Beeston photohunt and show The Secret Millionaire how great we are!

It’s Beeston Festival on June 9 when the community will come together and celebrate the incredible multicultural mix that binds the area together. Following this week’s Secret Millionaire TV programme – in which theatre producer David King was carjacked in Hunslet and referred to the area as ‘stab city’ – South Leeds

Picture Perfect: Holbeck Cemetery at dusk

This wonderfully atmospheric photograph of historic Holbeck Cemetery at dusk was captured by reader Hilary Denham – aka Leedslily on photo sharing platform Flickr. You can catch more of Leedslily’s photos of Holbeck Cemetery on the South Leeds Life group Flickr pool. And there’s a fabulous set of her Beeston