East Leeds Magazine 34

Anthony Clavane -Playing the Joker

Anthony Clavane -Playing the Joker

Leeds writer Anthony Clavane on his play ‘Playing the Joker’ which is on at Leeds Playhouse between 19th-23rd November as part of the Play, Pint & a Pie season. At the end of 1977, whilst doing my A-Levels at Roundhay School, […]

guy fawkes bonfire

Gun Powder, Treason, Treacle and Toffee Apples

It says something for the rebellious spirit of Yorkshire that a man who tried to blow up the houses of parliament is celebrated in pagan like fashion some 500 years after his demise. Guy Fawkes…it’s often said he was probably […]

Welcome to East Leeds Magazine

Welcome to East Leeds Magazine

Issue 34 Don’t you ask me to come out, When the sun does shine,  Better stay here with curtains drawn,  In darkness you’ll be mine,  Let’s wait for the blackout,  The light is too bright,  Let’s wait for the blackout,  […]

Alex at the finals

Alexandra Turner – 2013 British Taekwondo National Champion

I am so very pleased to say that I have won GOLD at the British Taekwondo National Championships and I now hold the title of the British Taekwondo National Champion 2013, in my weight division! The championships took place in […]

Alan Mills – First Shift and Can-Cans

Alan Mills – First Shift and Can-Cans

Alan Mills had finally settled in at Haifa and was looking forward to his first shift as a constable with the Palestine Police.   So – after all the travelling, all the training, I finally was on the rota to begin […]

Spadgers Ride and Winter Cycling

Spadgers Ride and Winter Cycling

  Sunday 13th October and my new racing team Alba Rosa Cycling Team rode with about a 1000 other cyclists for ‘Spadgers Ride.’ I cycled with Lewis Barry a few years ago but I can’t claim to have known him […]

My Musical Adventure in Leeds by Phil Pendlebury

My Musical Adventure in Leeds by Phil Pendlebury

When I was about 7 years old, I picked up an old acoustic guitar and moved the pegs, tuning the instrument to “Open E”. I had unknowingly discovered my “musical ear” and my musical adventure had begun. I had to […]

Save Our Scholes

Save Our Scholes

Since our last article on SOS (Save Our Scholes) late on last year, the group has gone from strength to strength and are now recognised as a force to be reckoned with both within the village and beyond. For those […]