Articles written by: eastleedsmag

A History of Arts and Flowers

A History of Arts and Flowers

As a child I grew up in a bit of a ‘Good Life’ household. I lived with my parents Roy and Jenny and my older brother Darren at Manston House which was an old farm on Manston Lane, they both […]

Alan Mills – Room with a View

Alan Mills – Room with a View

Alan Mills finished his training at the Palestine Police training college at Mount Scopus Jerusalem and awaited his first posting in Haifa So the end of basic training and farewell to Mount Scopus in Jerusalem. The next morning six of […]

Rosemary Conley Diet classes charity work, British Hen Welfare Trust & Ground Work Leeds

Rosemary Conley Diet classes charity work, British Hen Welfare Trust & Ground Work Leeds

They’re a charitable bunch are that lot at Rosemary Conley’s diet and fitness classes. As well as getting together to lose a few pounds, they’ve also been busy raising a few pounds for various charities over the last year. Starting […]

A Tale of Two Tournaments by Joshua Gardner

A Tale of Two Tournaments by Joshua Gardner

I  am Josh Gardner, I am 17 and I am from Halton, East Leeds. When I was 9,  I contracted a rare virus called Transverse Myelitis, this is a neurological disorder caused by inflammation on the spinal cord. I use […]

sing for heroes poster

Raising the Roof for Charity

 A newly formed choir of men from throughout Leeds is set to take Leeds Town Hall by storm on Sunday 13 October in a stunning gala  performance in aid of Help for Heroes. Sing For Heroes! was launched by Leeds […]

Care to Try Something Different? Try Ockley Books

Care to Try Something Different? Try Ockley Books

    In issue 19 we told you about the most unusual pairing of niche football books and Church. Two years ago, Grace Communion Church pastor Keith Hartrick, along with his son David, set up Ockley Books and released David’s […]

Looking Forward with IKS by Jamie Hartford

Looking Forward with IKS by Jamie Hartford

  Normally at this time of year I’m bemoaning the lack of sunshine as we shift from four seasons into two (autumn and winter!), but as the kids go back to school I can sit back with some satisfaction and […]

Welcome to East Leeds Magazine

Welcome to East Leeds Magazine

 ISSUE 32 Standing in the Dole Queue Sign on on Tuesday Get Yer Money Thursday It’s gone by Saturday Standing in the Dole Queue Going Round the Bend When Will it Ever End! Barwicks finest, Dene Michael’s new single about […]

Dene Michael – Mr Agadoo!

Dene Michael – Mr Agadoo!

Blimey…where do we start with Dene Michael? Former Black Lace guitarist, songwriter,  reality TV star, video producer, he’s had a fun packed career and anyone over forty might forgive him for Agadoo when they find out his first acting role […]

Grace Communion Church – Different Points of View

Grace Communion Church – Different Points of View

A husband and wife came for counselling after 15 years of marriage. When asked what the problem was, the wife went into a passionate, painful tirade listing every problem they had ever had in the 15 years they had been […]

Wisons Butchers – Britain’s Best Butchers Shop.

Wisons Butchers – Britain’s Best Butchers Shop.

Welcome once again to our regular Wilsons update. We are absolutely delighted to announce that on 2nd July at the Meat Management Awards, we were named Britain’s Best Butchers Shop.  We set off to the awards hoping that we had a […]

Lee Murtagh – A Man Without Ambition is Dead.

Lee Murtagh – A Man Without Ambition is Dead.

Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential. Barack […]

Day and Night Pharmacy – Of Mice & Men & Malaria

Day and Night Pharmacy – Of Mice & Men & Malaria

It’s summer; time to get away and vent my  frustrations of being a pharmacist. It’s also time to end a self-imposed seven-month spell of teetotalism.  A challenge I was always going to overcome. It is not the late Mr Jack […]

Leeds City College – Deacon House

Leeds City College – Deacon House

Deacon House Students achieve their aspirations.                                                                    This time next year… “I will be working in a school as a teaching assistant” “I will have passed my English & Maths at the next level” “I will be at University studying […]

A nip and a tuck round the collar.

Alan Mills – Passing Out Parade

Conscription – The  Road  to  Palestine –  Passing Out Parade Alan Mills finally found himself approaching the final days of training at the Palestine Police training college at Mount Scopus Jerusalem As the end of our twelve weeks training approached, […]

Mencap Leeds. Nothing With Us; Without Us.

Mencap Leeds. Nothing With Us; Without Us.

Nothing With Us; Without Us. A Social History of Learning Disabilities in Leeds.   The charity which is based in East End Park has been delivering services and activities for children and adults with learning disabilities, along with their families […]

Forty Years of Jeff Christie

Forty Years of Jeff Christie

40 Years of Jeff Christie By John Wheelhouse, July 2010 
 In 1970 Jeff Christie had a massive world wide hit with Yellow River. The song sold 20 million copies and was No1 in 26 different countries and spent 3 […]

Fish & Chips

Fish & Chips

I remember how Friday tea-time was always special for Jimmy. Fish and chip night, every Friday. A family treat. Jimmy’s dad used to come home from work with the Evening Post under his arm and an empty lunch box. Ten […]

Punk in East Leeds

Punk in East Leeds

  Rewind the cassette back to late-1977 and you’ll hear the soundtrack of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee backed by the Sex Pistols. You’d probably have to fast forward it a little to about 1978 before you’d find much about Punk […]

Turning Rebellion into a Living

Turning Rebellion into a Living

Following on from the Punk in East Leeds article a few months ago, Alan Dawson aka Dosher tells us how teenage rebellion led to a 25 year musical career. “As a teenager, Punk was everything to me, a really important time […]

Ten For Tony Cogger – A Sound Man

Ten For Tony Cogger – A Sound Man

For myself, my family and anyone who knew my brother Tony,  April 25th was a sad, sad day as he passed away, a victim of cancer in St. Gemma’s aged 55. Tony was known to East Leeds Magazine readers for […]

Welcome to East Leeds Magazine

Welcome to Issue 30 of East Leeds Magazine Sun is shining, the weather is sweet Make you want to move your dancing feet, To the rescue, here I am, Want you to know, y’all, where I stand. One of Bob […]

Welcome to East Leeds Magazine

Welcome to East Leeds Magazine

Welcome to East Leeds Magazine Ali and John welcome you to Issue 31 of East Leeds Magazine, June 2013. Sometimes I dream about reality Sometimes I feel so gone Sometimes I dream about a wild wild world Sometimes I feel […]

Grace Communion Church – Real Friendship

Grace Communion Church – Real Friendship

The Statue of Liberty in New York City was presented to the US by France to mark the friendship of two nations. The iconic statue has become more than that. She has become a beacon of hope for all who […]

Wilsons Butchers – A Taste of Summer Weather

Wilsons Butchers – A Taste of Summer Weather

At Last we have had a taste of summer weather. And about time too.  The Spring Break holiday weekend was very busy with people buying barbecue and alfresco food. We have some very tasty new products for this season, starting […]