Tag: Leeds Pals

William Henry Gibson: A Leeds Pal from Hunslet

William Henry Gibson, Private 15/370, 1st Leeds Pals, com WYR, tr RFC/RAF Hunslet grew rapidly during the 19th century, becoming an important manufacturing centre, the workshop of Leeds, with textile mills, chemical works, glass works, steel works, engineering firms, a pottery, a brewery and many others.  Most of these have

Edward Woffenden – a Leeds Pal from Beeston

Edward Woffenden, Private 15/1003, 15th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment Leeds 11 was, and still is, essentially Holbeck and Beeston. It had been a prosperous area during the 19th Century, with a lot of manufacturing, including John Marshall’s Mill and Matthew Murray’s Foundry, but by the beginning of the 20th Century

Join Leeds Museums in researching the WW1 Leeds Pals

  With the 100th anniversary of World War One fast approaching, Leeds Museums are offering volunteering opportunities to become a local history researcher. Leeds Museums has teamed up with the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) to research the history of the Leeds Pals – a regiment raised in