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We have been producing East Leeds Magazine for nearly fifteen years now and are pleased to make our previous editions available for you to view.

John & Ali

Issue 130 – February 2024

Hey, Now just get in and close the door. And put your foot down, I’ll tell you what. Why don’t we cross the city limit. And head on down the M62. And forty-five minutes to Manchester. Driving away from home, Thirty miles or more. And we’ll go moving away from home. Without a care in the world. “Driving Away from Home (Jim’s Tune)” is a song by Scouse band It’s Immaterial. Released as a single in March 1986, a classic driving song although we’re not sure who Jim is but we think he might like a pint (when he’s not driving) and a sing song. And with that in mind it’s competition time again. We’ve two tickets up for grabs to see the Dublin Legends at the Irish Centre. See page 20 for more details. The Crossgates Community Coalition have launched a fund raising page to try to buy and revamp the iconic library building and turn it into a community hub. Whatever the politics involved, nobody can deny this buidling is a part of our local history (page 22).

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Issue 129 – January 2024

People need people, To walk to, To talk to. To cry and rely on, people will always need people. To love and to miss, to hug and to kiss. It’s useful to have other people. To whom to moan If you’re all alone, it’s so hard to share, When no one is there. Kindly words from poet Benjamin Zephaniah who sadly passed away just before Christmas. Moving onto 2024 and as the nights slowly get lighter anyone wanting to make a few changes to their lives might be well served giving our resident East Leeds hypnotist Gillian Lambert a call. Whether it’s anxiety or stopping smoking, Gill can help. If you can’t see yourself doing that, why not try boxing (page 22) or karate (page 13), whatever you do this year, let’s raise a glass to a bit less rain than we had last year.

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Issue 128 – December 2023

I don’t know, don’t really care, Let there be songs to fill the air.
Ripple in still water, When there is no pebble, tossed, Nor wind to blow. You who choose to lead must follow. But if you fall you fall alone. If you should stand then who’s to guide you? If I knew the way I would take you home.

Ripple…A peace song from the joyfully named Grateful Dead, a song about bringing people together with love and affection through the power of music. It’s a classic from the ’70s, but it withstands the test of time and as we approach the season of Goodwill to all men it seems there is more conflict than most of us can ever remember, it does seem humanity never really learns.

Gathering together for the good of the local community, Connecting Crossgates have organised Carols in the Park at Manston Park on Saturday 23rd December at 6.30 -7.00pm. There’s mulled wine and mince pies on offer. Bring a torch or lantern but try not to set fire to the place.

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