Category Archives: History

#LEEDS1914 Leeds appeal after losing 3-1 to Clapton in the dark

(Leeds, early March 1914) Controversy at Clapton Orient on 2nd March where Leeds City, standing fourth in Division Two,  go down 3-1. The Orient officials had booked a 4.30pm start for the Monday match in order to get as large … Continue reading

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#LEEDS1914 Repercussions for vice-chancellor after student “blacklegs” help break council strike

(Leeds, early March 1914) It’s well over two months since the dispute ended, but the repercussions of the winter strike by workers at Leeds Corporation are still being felt. The city had ground to a halt in December when over … Continue reading

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#LEEDS1914 People reading too much fiction, watching too much football, says city librarian

(Leeds, early March, 1914) People in Leeds are taking less fiction out of the public libraries, but they’re still reading too much of it. That’s the view of City Librarian T. W. Hand in an interview with the Yorkshire Evening … Continue reading

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#LEEDS1914 “What is to become of the rent-strikers’ families?” “That is not my business”

(Leeds, early March, 1914) It’s all over bar the shouting for a rent strike in the city after landlords win a key court battle. In a test case at Leeds County Court His Honour Judge Greenhow grants landlords permission to … Continue reading

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So, farewell Harry Ramsden’s…

So, farewell then Harry Ramsden’s Britain’s best-loved fish and chip shop at White Cross Guiseley they say it’s Aldi behind it but we saw it coming when Welcome to Yorkshire left you out of their Fish and Chip Trail which … Continue reading

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Zero tolerance for gangs in Pontefract

[Yorkshire Evening Post, 19th March 1956] TEDDY BOYS PAY MAXIMUM FINE: ‘JAIL NEXT’ WARNING Bench advises: ‘Break up Gang’ When four defendants admitted at Pontefract today being drunk and disorderly on February 25, they were each fined the maximum of … Continue reading

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Smash and grab kids admirable but wrong, Leeds teachers told

[Yorkshire Evening Post, Editorial, March 1956] Bad Boys Sir Basil Henriques, who is Chairman of the East London Juvenile Court, certainly said something startling in Leeds last night when he told the Teachers’ Association that many bad boys are really … Continue reading

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