Coal mining began in Beeston prior to 1549, we know this because in that year Ralph Beeston died and in his will left his ‘Coyle Mine’ to his son Robert. In fact, mining was probably the largest single factor in the fortunes of the Beeston Family, and enabled them to
Beeston has touched the lives of many people over the years and has left a lasting impression on the hearts of those, past and present, who have lived here. There are probably, however, lots of things that many of us who have lived in Beeston did not know about its
The last time Cornish born tinner Charles Oliver Blewitt (1867 – 1900) and his wife 33 year old Mary Ann were seen together was in their house in Star Fold, Beeston, Leeds about 9pm on 8 June 1900, shortly afterwards the blinds were pulled down and the house closed up.
Beeston Library will host a display about the history of Beeston put together by the Local History Society from Sunday 17 August 2014. The Beeston Local History Society was formed in 1983. Initially we came into being as a small group interested in preserving a record of the past
In the late 1880s, it was felt that the people of South Leeds were not being treated with equality with those on the north side of the river, whilst the latter possessed Roundhay Park, Woodhouse Moor, and the East End or Jubilee Park there was nothing of this nature
Beeston resident Ken Burton reflects on the class of 2012/13 at Beeston History Class… Some 11 years ago Mary Payne and myself attended a talk at the old Beeston Library (now the Community Centre) entitled ‘Richard III was he as bad as we thought’. This led to Mary suggesting that
Interested in history? Why not join us at the Beeston History Class, writes group treasurer Ken Burton. We meet in Beeston Library on Wednesday mornings from the beginning of October to the end of April. The Class starts at 10.30am until noon. Our present course is the ‘Big History of