Articles written by: eastleedsmag

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 […]

Scene and Heard

Scene and Heard

Focus on Benson We’ve tempted you with snippets about Benson for a while now but never really featured them as a full article. Having watched live music in Leeds for more years than I care to remember I’m struggling to […]

Alan Mills

Alan Mills

Conscription- The Road to Palestine…Life on the Ocean Wave Memories of a bygone era from East Leeds resident Alan Mills Within a month of his interview with the Palestine Police, Alan found himself on a troop ship bound for the […]

Ride it Don’t Hide it.

Ride it Don’t Hide it.

RIDE IT DON’T HIDE IT Andy Clarke from Whitkirk has had a passion for scooters for thirty years. He owns a Vespa P2 and a Spanish series 3, 200cc Lambretta. But if you expect him to be dolled up in […]

Grace Communion Church – The Christian Cross

Grace Communion Church – The Christian Cross

Recently the European court upheld the right of a Christian to wear a cross at work. Why is the cross important for Christians? During the second world war as the allied armies were advancing through France, a small rural village […]

Wilsons Butchers

Wilsons Butchers

Eggs, Quiche & Burgers Welcome to Wilsons again! Welcome, after yet another cold month. I am sure everyone is ready for some proper summer weather by now! Needless to say we have been busy working on new products and flavours […]

Privatisation – Survival for the Richest

Privatisation – Survival for the Richest

Since April we’ve been operating under the new NHS. Some changes to the NHS will bring greater functional efficiency and cost savings but for the cynical there are enough danger signs to trigger the all-too-familiar fear of impending doom. I’m […]

Malta, Ballet & American Again

Malta, Ballet & American Again

A funny last few weeks. We had Channel 4 down at Bethlehem a couple of times. They initially contacted Sam with regards to making a documentary on non-ballet people learning ballet. The production team came and had a chat and […]

Wilsons Butchers

Wilsons Butchers

Welcome to Wilsons again! First of all we would like to thank everyone who came to our official reopening day with Brian Turner. Brian lived up to his usual standards, a consummate professional and whether it was an autograph, a […]

The White Rose Way

The White Rose Way

Spring has Sprung – Time to Lace Up Those Boots.                                                             […]

Satnam’s

Satnam’s

Satnam’s is rebranding to Best-One Just about everybody in Scholes and the neighbouring villages are familiar with Satnam and his wife Manjit.  They first opened a convenience store in Scholes in 1977, it’s had a few name changes along the […]

Lee Murtagh Boxing Diary

Lee Murtagh Boxing Diary

Parades & Frustration A few weeks ago I was proud to be invited  to the St. Patricks Day parade, representing County Down. It was the first time I’d ever had an invite and it was nice to show the belt […]