Tag: Leeds Civic Trust

Holbeck Club gets its own blue plaque

Thursday (12 September 2019) saw Leeds Civic Trust unveiling a blue plaque to celebrate the Holbeck Working Men’s Club. The unveiling featured a specially commissioned poem by Ian McMillan (see below), as well as a performance by the Commoners Choir. Formed in 1871 the Holbeck Working Men’s Club is the

Blue Plaque honours John Marshall in Holbeck

Blue Plaque is Unveiled at Leeds Marshall’s Mill to Honour City’s Pioneering Industrialist John Marshall A blue plaque honouring the work of pioneering mill owner John Marshall has been unveiled today (Monday 10 September 2018) at the site of his achievements, Marshall’s Mill. The Mill, which is the largest building

Iconic Temple Works goes under the hammer

In the current (November 2017) issue of our newspaper we wrote: “The future of the magnificent Grade 1 listed Temple Works in Holbeck remains in doubt following Burberry’s decision not to take ownership as part of their plans for a new factory nearby.” This week we learned that the building’s

Heritage Open Days in South Leeds

  Buildings across South Leeds will be opened up to the public for Heritage Open Days next weekend, 11-14 September 2014. Heritage Open Days is billed as a national celebration of England’s architecture and culture. “Every year on four days in September, buildings of every age, style and function throw