Tag: middleton history

Middleton Railway wants you to buy a brick!

Can you help Middleton Railway raise £40,000 as part of their appeal to help preserve part of South Leeds’ industrial heritage? The volunteers at the historic railway are aiming to build a ‘Running Shed’, which will enable them to provide secure, undercover storage for two operational locomotives. And they’re asking

Youngsters celebrate Middleton Park’s mining history

A celebration of the Middleton Schools History Project, which focused on the mining heritage of Middleton Park, was held at the new visitor centre at the park. The event was attended by MP Hilary Benn, Nick Rochford of the Heritage Lottery Fund, Councillor Judith Blake and Councillor Jack Dunn, and

Video: Middleton Life oral history film part three – Food and shopping

Here’s the third part of our Middleton Life oral history film, whichg sees local residents interview each other about Middleton’s history and their memories. This installment focuses on food and shopping… [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jD3bpY1j7eQ&w=560&h=315]

It’s the big launch of Middleton Life local history project this week!

A group of South Leeds residents have become local history reporters and investigated the rich past of their community. The hard work of Members of the Middleton Life project will be celebrated at a special event at Tenants Hall Enterprise Centre on Thursday, July 12 when exhibition panels they’ve helped

Middleton prepares to celebrate 200 years of steam

In June 1812 the Middleton Railway became the first railway in the world to successfully use steam locomotives in a commercial environment, writes Andrew Gill. These early pioneering locomotives hauled coal from the local mine into Leeds to help fuel the industrial revolution. Since then steam has never been far

Middleton Life project visits historic Middleton Railway

[slideshow]Members of the Middleton Life history project enjoyed a trip to the world’s oldest continuously working commercial railway on Saturday. Unlike our trip to Middleton Park on Wednesday, the weather stayed mostly dry at Middleton Railway. We were treated to a talk on the history of the railway by one

It’s down – Middleton Arms is gone but not forgotten

The Middleton Arms is now nothing but rubble. The 87-year-old pub has been a real landmark in the area, but bulldozers completed the job on Saturday. The site will now be cleared before work starts on building a new Aldi store. There are some more photos and reaction on the Middleton

Middleton Life history project holds first event

[slideshow]Did you know that  in the twelfth century the boundary between Middleton and Beeston became the focus of a legal dispute? That’s one of the facts about Middleton that the 35 people who attended the launch of the new Middleton Life local history project discovered yesterday. The event, held at Tenants

Final reminder for Middleton Life!

Tomorrow sees the big launch of a project that’s getting Middleton buzzing! Middleton Life is an exciting new project involving South Leeds Life which will see a group of Middleton residents become local history reporters and investigate the past of their community. Residents who have an interest in local history are invited