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Fundraiser boosts Pudsey Park steamroller restoration

Do you remember the old steamroller in Pudsey Park? A group of enthusiasts hoping to restore it to its former glory are holding another fundraising night to help its restoration.

Friends of Pudsey Roller group will be holding a Transport & Steam event on Thursday 9th May 2019 at the Farsley Liberal Club, with the topic ‘Yorkshire Airships’.

The talk will be held by Chris Henderson, the treasurer and trustee of the Barnes Wallis Foundation.

Brian Woolhouse, from the Friends of Pudsey Roller, said:

“These events are proving very popular and aid the Roller Fund, of which members and the general public have raised a welcome £25,000.

“Presently the Roller is still in the hands of the Road Roller Association in Cambridgeshire where restoration work is being carried out.”

This is a ticket only event and tickets at £8 each, including supper, are available from Jackie Gowing, 15 Balmoral Way, Yeadon, Leeds. LS19 7WF (please include an SAE), or phone John on 0113 2570371 or e-mail

The Fowler steam roller that stood in Pudsey Park from 1959 to 1990 was played on by numerous generations of children.

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