East Leeds Magazine 41

Marshall Street Motors – Ford Anglia’s and air-con

Marshall Street Motors – Ford Anglia’s and air-con

  Marshall Street Motors is one of the oldest established garages in Crossgates, if not Leeds.  Owner Tony Thackray has been involved in the garage in one way or another since it’s formation and eventually bought it outright twenty years […]

Wilsons Butchers – Pork Pie Wedding Cakes

Wilsons Butchers – Pork Pie Wedding Cakes

We hope you’ve been enjoying  (and if not enjoying, merely coping with) the summer sunshine. It appears Britain’s long lasting abstinence from the season of summer has finally subsided.   With the summer sunshine comes wedding season,  as each bride […]

Grace Communion Church – When a Child Dies

Grace Communion Church – When a Child Dies

Two recent news stories have affected me. The four palestinian children killed while playing football on a beach and the 21 month old girl who died as a result of horrific injuries.The death of a child seems cruel and unfair […]

Day and Night Pharmacy – Summer of Discontent

Day and Night Pharmacy – Summer of Discontent

What a brilliant summer! We witnessed the football massacre of Brazil and the  thwarting of Argentina by the inimitable German machinery. Their ultra efficiency is only comparable to the Day and Night Carousel Repeats Service.  Oops!.. Please don’t quote me […]

Lee Murtagh – Causing Mayhem in Malta

Lee Murtagh – Causing Mayhem in Malta

As a boxer, I always respected a ref who allowed the fight to flow; a nod or gesture here and there or a few quick, choice words is better than stopping the fight and wagging your finger, people come to […]

Welcome to Issue 41

Welcome to Issue 41

I said August is all that I know, It’s with me wherever I go, It’s with me when I need a friend, It brings me good weather, It keeps me together, It picks me up when I’m down, August, the […]

Dance Floor 54 – On tour

Dance Floor 54 – On tour

  It’s been a while since we featured Dance Floor 54 although it’s not down to lack of activity on their part. This year alone has been nothing short of hectic, starting in March when they performed at a massive […]

Response Mortgage Services Ltd – Charlie Beech

Response Mortgage Services Ltd – Charlie Beech

Charlie Beech is a twenty seven year old Rugby Union player who has recently signed a two year contract with Yorkshire Carnegie, following a six month loan period. His previous clubs include Northampton, Wasps and Bath and he has also […]

Alan Mills – Conscription – Winter Blues

Alan Mills – Conscription – Winter Blues

October generally saw is change from our lighter khaki summer uniform to the heavier winter blue uniform, which also looked much more formal. The standard joke was if you ended up in a bar brawl, to ask them if they […]

Kings of Cycling – The Grand Depart, 16 yellow bikes and triathlons

Kings of Cycling – The Grand Depart, 16 yellow bikes and triathlons

As we sit in the yellow glow of the Grand Depart,  even though it was a while ago now, I make no apologies for writing about what a fantastic weekend we all seemed to have. Whether, you were in Leeds, […]

Running with the Sheppard Brothers

Running with the Sheppard Brothers

Most of us are familiar with Richard Sheppard from EHS.  But what he might not know is he’s recently taken up running and together with his three brothers; David, Peter and Ray, he recently ran the Jane Tomlinson 10k in […]