Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Mark's History

Mark’s History: Crown and Anchor’s drunk landlords and dead bodies

The Crown and Anchor Inn is situated in Rodley and has played an important role in the history of Rodley for the best part...

Mark’s History: Trinity Methodist Church and its rich Bramley past

The first Methodists appeared in the out-townships of Leeds as converts after John Wesley's first visit in 1743, writes MARK STEVENSON. Wesley visited Bramley...

Mark’s History: Do you know what’s beneath your feet in Wortley?

Photographer Mark Stevenson explores a little-known aspect of Wortley's past in his latest Mark's History column... On Green Hill Lane in Wortley stands an old...

Mark’s History: Gott’s Cross remembers remarkable Bramley man

In the latest in the Mark's History series, MARK STEVENSON takes his camera to Bramley Park to discover more about cross situated in the...

Mark’s History: Martha Walker Almshouses in Armley

What's the story behind the Martha Walker Almshouses in Armley? MARK STEVENSON reveals all in his latest Mark’s History column. Martha Walker Almshouses, or Nancroft...

Mark’s History: The Bramley mill with a telescopic chimney

Ever heard about the Bramley mill with a telescopic chimney and a fab fountain? MARK STEVENSON reveals all in his latest Mark's History column. There...

Mark’s History: Remember The Lyric Cinema?

In the latest Mark's History column, MARK STEVENSON looks at the old Lyric Cinema on Tong Road from The Three Musketeers with Douglas Fairbanks...

Mark’s History: St Stephen’s and the Factory King

In the latest Mark's History column, MARK STEVENSON looks at the history of St Stephen's in Kirkstall, and its connections with a Fulneck School...

Mark’s History: Upper Wortley Police Station and the Potts clock

Many of you will have passed this building without realising it used to be a police station. In the latest 'Mark's History' column, MARK...

Mark’s History: St Mary’s Hospital and the Bramley workhouse

The rich past of the St Mary's Hospital building in Armley is the focus of MARK STEVENSON's latest Mark's History column... St Mary's Hospital in...

Mark’s history: Meet Rev Samuel Marsden, the ‘flogging parson’

In his third local history column, MARK STEVENSON looks at Farsley-born Samuel Marsden, the first person to ship wool to England from Australia... What have...

Mark’s History: How sleepy Newlay was at centre of industry

Newlay today for the most part is quiet, but go back a hundred years or more and it contained a variety of industries, writes...