Articles written by: eastleedsmag

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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 […]

Day & Night Pharmacy -Two Years On…

Day & Night Pharmacy -Two Years On…

Opening a chemist at Cross Gates…This was uncharted territory… We had hope. We had the experience. But we never knew how it would turn out. We’ve grown and we keep growing. Are there better words to say ‘Thank you’ to […]

Lee Murtagh – Two New Titles for Bethlehem

Lee Murtagh – Two New Titles for Bethlehem

A topsy turvey last few weeks, I’ve arranged to fight here there and everywhere and then dates, times and schedules have changed,  two or more offers have come at once it’s become a case of which way to jump. Before […]

The Nearly Men; A Potted History of Hang the Dance

The Nearly Men; A Potted History of Hang the Dance

In issue sixteen of ELM there was an interesting feature on talented local musician Alan “Dosher” Dawson who found early fame if not much fortune in East Leeds based post punk band Hang The Dance. Christmas 1983 I was sitting […]

Kings of Cycling. ‘On Yer Bike.’

Kings of Cycling. ‘On Yer Bike.’

Kings of Cycling supported the ‘Leeds Let’s Cycle the City’ a 60km cycle ride around the perimeter of Leeds to celebrate the 60th birthday of Leeds Mencap on 30th June. We didn’t actually cycle but were on hand for support […]

Leeds City College

Leeds City College

What will you be doing this time next year?  Leeds City College is delighted to announce a new range of Part Time & Community Courses starting from September 2013 at its Deacon House Centre in Seacroft. Deacon House is situated […]

Natural Stone

Natural Stone

Natural Stone (Leeds) Limited is situated at The Ronson Building, Limewood Approach, on the outer Ring Road, Leeds LS14 1NG. The proprietor, Sonia Bennett elaborates on Natural Stone’s background; “We specialise in high quality stone which we source from around […]

Alan Mills – Back on Dry Land

Alan Mills – Back on Dry Land

After spending what seemed like months on a ship at last we docked in Egypt. The early risers among us were treated to a spectacular calm Eastern Dawn, complete with a new found appetite stirred by the fragrant local cuisine […]

Made in Leeds, Your Local TV Station

Made in Leeds, Your Local TV Station

A new dual carriageway approved, scything through east Leeds to serve the thousands of new homes to be built between the A58 and the M1 in the coming years. Approval for an incinerator within two miles of Selby Road burning […]

Sing for Heroes

Sing for Heroes

Sing for Heroes 2013!  New choir seeks 40 men to sing their hearts out! If the only audience to hear you sing is your collection of rubber ducks in the bathroom you might be a little shy at unleashing your […]

Funky Butt Chunky

Funky Butt Chunky

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Interview with Cleve Freckleton aka “Funky Butt Chunky’ January 2011. With all musicians it’s a reasonable question to ask, how did you get into all this? We asked Cleve Freckleton (aka Reverend Chunky) and got a history lesson of […]

What is Freemasonry

What is Freemasonry

Alan Thorn on the Popular Misconceptions Regarding the Masons. Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political fraternal and charitable organisations. It teaches self-knowledge through participation in a progression of ceremonies. It provides an opportunity to make […]

Dance Floor 54

Dance Floor 54

Dance Yourself Dizzy. Daniella Heselgrave on the IDTA Freestyle & Rock’n’Roll Competition. 27th & 28th April saw the Annual IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association) Freestyle & Rock ‘n’ Roll competition at the Norbreck Castle Hotel in Blackpool. Dance Floor 54 […]

Constantin Manole – Kings of Cycling

Constantin Manole – Kings of Cycling

New Season, New Bike, New Shop. It’s been a difficult year so far for Constantin Manole. Despite lighter nights and the start of his first season as a Cat II racer, the extended winter has played a big part in […]

Can Somebody Help Kendal?

Can Somebody Help Kendal?

Kendal is a 3 year old little girl from Swarcliffe who is suffering with Neuroblastome, a rare and often deadly type of childhood cancer. Neuroblastoma is graded in stages as per its severity. Kendals is stage 4 which is most […]