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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 134 – July 2024

I took the time to take a look at Mrs. Williams’ rose this morning, in her garden sitting staring from the ground. The early light, the early sounds of the early sun dawning and the whisper of the wind the only sound. I took the time & saw the rhyme I wasn’t seeing I was much too busy being busy, Wasn’t I. Mrs. Williams’ Roses, a fine B side to the Sign of the Queen single from Noel Harrison in 1967. A song about taking time out and how so often we pass things without a second thought. A few years ago Halton in Bloom had similar thoughts, they made the decision to brighten Halton up and as Bruce Forsyth would have said ‘Didn’t they do well!”. It’s easy to pass the Red Bus cafe on the road to York or the East Coast but like Mrs Williams garden, it’s well worth to take the time to visit as Warren explains.

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Issue 133 – June 2024 

Oh, someday girl, I don’t know when, we’re gonna get to that place. Where we really want to go, and we’ll walk in the sun. But till then, tramps like us, baby, we were born to run. Classic Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run, there’s not much more to be said (except Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s version was better). There’s quite a few people at both Crossgates Harriers & St. Theresa’s Athletics Club who were born to run and care enough about their sport that they’re prepared to spend time and effort trying to get the running track up at Temple Newsam in good condition so the rest of us can benefit from it when we awake from our collective slumber, let’s give them all the support they deserve.

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Issue 132 – May 2024

I say, I don’t like cricket, oh no. I love it I don’t like cricket, no no, I love it. Dreadlock Holiday by 10cc from 1978, Graham Gouldman sang giving 10cc the distinction of having three UK number one hits all with different lead vocalists. None of this has any relevance to Crossgates Cricket Club who are looking for new members and sponsors. But it was the only song we knew which mentioned cricket. Something completely different from local indie publisher Armley Press seems to have quite a few people bowled over as their latest release Confessions of a Pole Dancing Priest. Not exactly an every day subject but absolutely worth a read! And competition time again, Classical Ibiza hits Temple Newsam this June, see page 37.

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