Saturday, August 15, 2020

Mark's History

Mark’s History: That ‘monstrous abortion’ – Richardshaw Lane!

So is it Richardshaw Lane, Rickershaw Lane or Ricardshaw Lane? writes Mark Stevenson. On all of the Ordnance Survey...

Mark’s History: From tanneries to tobacco and floods – the rich past (and future) of Thyssen Krupp site

I read a while ago in the WLD that this place is going to be hundreds of flats and the first thing I...

Mark’s History: Forgotten past of Armley Gyratory’s landmark gasometer

A few years ago I was on the number 16 bus on my way to town and as it was almost empty...

Mark’s History: Kirkstall Viaduct (the best looking in Leeds?)

As mills go, Temple Mill in Holbeck has to be one of the best looking in Leeds, writes Mark Stevenson.

Mark’s History: The Stanningley company which ‘shortchanged’ its labourers

Sometimes when we see an old building we see it through ‘rose tinted glasses, writes Mark Stevenson. While...

Mark’s History: The Bramley back-to-backs demolished due to subsidence

Henley Crescent/View was a block of back-to-back houses in Bramley, writes Mark Stevenson. They were demolished around the...

Mark’s History: The disappearing Farsley waste works

I have a friend who sees conspiracy theories in everything and I thought as I was reading about the planning application for...

Mark’s History: The Armley youngster who lost both parents in World War One

Many children would have lost a father to the Great War and Harry was no exception. His father, George William Mayne, died...

Mark’s History: The day a Pudsey woman lost her slaves – updated

In 1841 Albertina Sophia Candida Frederica Bird (born 1781) was living on Chapel Row in Fulneck with her two daughters Juliana (born...

Mark’s History: A walk that shows best of Armley Mills and its weir

When I am out and about looking at old buildings I always start with the back first, writes Mark Stevenson.

Mark’s History: the Georgian walk (and pebble ‘beach’) at back of Kirkstall Morrisons

At the back of Kirkstall Morrisons is a very Georgian walk, writes Mark Stevenson. You have a very...

Mark’s History: Walk including ‘haunted’ Abbey Inn and secret tunnels – Updated

As we are not allowed to visit museums these days, you could look at this walks as an open air museum, writes...