Wortley Local History Group re-starts meetings

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Western Flatts Park, Wortley. Photo: Wortley Local History Group

Words: Rita Norman

Wortley Local History Group started life in the 1983.

After a few lean years when there were only seven members, the group had a renaissance and its increased membership.

The group first held their meetings in Tong Road Community Centre, when a few like-minded people came together to discuss anything Wortley.

They moved into Green Lane School, then made their home in Whingate School buildings for a few years.

In 2006, due to the changes in the West Leeds Family Learning Centre based at Whingate school, the group moved once more and is now happily based in Whingate Methodist Church, Whingate.

The members meet to discuss and plan their annual calendar and leaflets, which feature old Wortley photographs and personalities/shops/pubs of a bygone era.

It is the intention of the group to build up within their archives, items that future generations can also look back on to their childhood and teenage years.

The group would like to hear from anyone interested in local history who would perhaps like to join the group, which is completely informal. Perhaps you may have photographs etc, which could be viewed and discussed at future meetings.

Most meetings are held on the fourth Monday in the month, depending on how Bank Holidays fall. They run in Whingate Methodist Church from 1pm to 3.30pm. Please feel free to visit the group where you will find Wortley photographs and various local leaflets of info from the past.

The next speaker, on Monday, 28 February, is former Thornhill School teacher Alun Pugh on the History of Leeds.

E-mail Rita at historygroupwortley@outlook.com for more information about the group.


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