Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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Rachel Reeves Column: Flooding concerns, Bramley Fall fairies and empowering women

Once again we have seen Leeds West affected by floods. So, it is welcome that the Treasury has finally confirmed that Leeds will get...

Mark’s History: Anyone for cricket at Farnley Reservoir?

Words and photos: Mark Stevenson In the 1840’s Farnley Balancing Reservoir was made up of eight plots of land. The land was owned by four...

Paul Abraham: Top 10 tips for a good night’s sleep

By Paul Abraham of www.headingonwards.com Most of us have suffered a bad night’s sleep at some stage or another. A one-off restless night isn’t too...

Mark’s History: The rich past of Pollard Bridge

Words & Photos: Mark Stevenson Firstly, my thanks to Richard Warren who unknowingly made my day with his post on Facebook for walks (he does...

Mark’s History: Join this canalside walk from Moss Bridge to Newlay

Words & Photos: Mark Stevenson This walk picks up where last week's walk around Rodley left off and it is between Moss Bridge in Rodley...

West Leeds Dispatch community lockdown quiz

Quiz compiled by Jill Stocks As Pilot sang in 1975: “January, sick and tired you’ve been hanging on me”. We’ve made it through the first...

Mark’s History: Photos capture inside a gypsy caravan

Words & Photos: Mark Stevenson A couple of years ago I was out and about when I noticed a few ladies sat outside (what used...

Reader’s letter: Civic Society book features history of Rodley

SIR,- Thank you for the two very interesting items by Mark Stevenson about the history of Rodley Town Street and canal side (they can...

Reader’s Letter: Leeds Council’s plans for building on TV Harrison site ‘fail to convince’

Sir- The formal period for public comments on the Leeds City Council’s proposal to put houses on Wortley’s historic sports ground ended at the...

Mark’s History: Photos show Rodley Town Street from the canal – part two

The second part of our history walk around Rodley, compiled by MARK STEVENSON. Yesterday saw a walk down historic Rodley Town Street, today we...

Mark’s History: Photos show past on short walk along Rodley Town Street – part one

Words and images: Mark Stevenson This short walk is in two parts, this being part one. The walk starts at the Old Co-op next to...

Simon’s Snaps: Unusual photos capture Kirkstall Abbey in January

Bramley photographer Simon Cullingworth was on hand to capture these atmospheric photos of Kirkstall Abbey on a chilly January day for West Leeds Dispatch. Simon...