Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Mark's History

Mark’s History: The suffragist and dancer imprisoned in Armley’s jail

Words and photos: Mark Stevenson Leeds Borough Gaol was completed in 1847 and originally it housed both male...

Mark’s History: Bramley Union Workhouse in Armley

I have often wondered why the Bramley Union Workhouse on Green Hill Road in Armley is not called Armley Union Workhouse, writes...

Mark’s History: Aviaries estate in Armley has a rich heritage and character

I was reading an article about the tree felling on the Aviaries Estate in Armley. It mentions that some people see it...

Mark’s History: Rodley man died in WW1 aged 25

In the last of four posts coinciding with Remembrance Day, Mark Stevenson photographs the former homes of some of the brave West...

Mark’s History: How the memory of a Rodley Bombardier lives on

In the third of four posts coinciding with Remembrance Day, Mark Stevenson photographs the former homes of some of the brave West...

Mark’s History: Tragedy of the Private from Wortley, buried aged just 21

In the second of four posts coinciding with Remembrance Day, Mark Stevenson photographs the former homes of some of the brave West...

Mark’s History: Remembering the fallen from West Leeds

In the first of four posts coinciding with Remembrance Day, Mark Stevenson photographs the former homes of some of the brave West...

Mark’s History: The Calverley Old Hall murderer who was crushed to death

If any of you have seen a man walking around the Calverley area carrying a knife DO NOT APPROACH him. He can...

Mark’s History: Where was the quarry on Half-Mile Lane?

"NOTICE is hereby given that the Partnership here-to-fore subsisting between the undersigned: John Crowther, William Wood, Frederick Woodhead and Joseph Woodhead in...

Mark’s History: Memories of Pudsey’s town mayor in the 50s

When Kathryn Morgan got in touch with me to tell me she had been sorting through some old family photos and other...

Mark’s History: Denison Hall – the ‘grandest’ house in West Leeds?

The information for this blue plaque must have been written by an estate agent, writes Mark Stevenson. To say...

Mark’s History: Newlay Stone Bridge’s past – and a lovely view too!

Newlay Stone Bridge number 221 is the oldest bridge in Newlay, something I think people forget when they talk about the younger...