Tag: Middleton Life

Bookmarked: Middleton Life group chronicles local history

Are you interested in local history? Middleton has an incredibly rich heritage, from mining and railways in Middleton Park to boundary disputes with Beeston and, in the 1920s, the building of one of the Leeds’s first council estates. And now the Middleton Life local history group has launched its very

Opposition grows to Middleton Yorkshire Bank closure

Opposition is growing to plans to close Middleton’s last remaining bank. As revealed on South Leeds Life a fortnight ago, Yorkshire Bank’s plans to close its Middleton Circus branch have already drawn a petition with more than 250 signatures from concerned local residents who say they’re unable to get to

Cog and Rung Horse Gin Model at Middleton Park

“It’s A Horse Gin, but not as we know it” is the terrible pun I’ve had stuck in my head since I first heard about the model Horse Gin currently being installed in Middleton Park. I’m sure there are far wittier puns to be had (and do please share your own

Group will chronicle Middleton’s history

Remember the special edition of South Leeds Life magazine which was put together by members of the Middleton Life community group last summer? And the wonderful exhibition chronicling Middleton’s history at Tenants Hall Enterprise Centre? Well, the Middleton Life group is set to start up again thanks to a grant

Middleton’s heritage is celebrated in new South Leeds Life magazine – out now!

Issue four of the glossy South Leeds Life magazine is out now – and it’s an absolute cracker! This issue is a special one – it’s been written by a group of local residents who’ve become community history reporters as part of the Middleton Life local history project. If you

Video: Middleton Life oral history interviews part six – Tenants Hall

Here’s the sixth and final part of the Middleton Life local history project’s oral history film. This part, which sees local residents interview each other on their memories and history of the area, focuses on Tenants Hall. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqldMKrhRj4&w=560&h=315]