As mentioned in KM112, amateur historian Mike Harwood has been researching Kirkstall’s stately home, Crooked Acres. The full article is actually the full historical work that Mike has put together. As it is large I will be publishing it online as it came to me, in three parts. You can read a synopsis below, these …
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John Battle’s historical article on Kirkstall Abbey and the Italian Banks, in full here on Kirkstall Online: Having moved down from their monastic community in Barnoldswick where “their fruits and grain were repeatedly destroyed by great rains and the badness of the soil”, Abbot Seleth settled  the new Kirkstall Abbey on the hermits’ site in …
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spotlight on

The ‘Spotlight On…’ series of articles will introduce you and give you an insight into the local companies and businesses in the area that have something of interest to communicate to members and readers of Kirkstall Online and Kirkstall Matters magazine. All of them are currently involved or have expressed an interest in helping the …
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Reply to Mr Appleyards letter in KM111

January 23rd, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in History - (Comments Off)

Dear Readers, We received an email before christmas in answer to Mr Appleyards letter in the November issue of Kirkstall Matters. Please see below for his letter and I hope it is of some help/interest. Jenny Dear Editor I would like to comment on Mr Appleyards letter in KM issue 111 , I started drinking …
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Headingley LitFest

January 15th, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Events | History - (Comments Off)

LIVES AND LOVES Headingley’s Literature Festival is back again for all those book lovers out there and this year’s looks like it will be another great event. The theme for this year is Lives and Loves and will run from 8th March until 1st of April and the various events will be held at venues …
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As some of you will already know, after the introduction of a new team we decided to carry on with the Kirkstall Matters Magazine in its recent format for the last issue of the year. Those of you who are members will be receiving your copies posted through your doors over the next week but …
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Raising the Roof for St Stephens

July 5th, 2012 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | History | Local Issues | Our Community - (Comments Off)

Three Leeds-based classical musicians are getting together for a fund-raising concert in St Stephen’s, Kirkstall on Saturday 7th July at 7:30pm. St Stephen’s was built in 1828 and has been extended twice to serve the growing population of Kirkstall. It is now the only church building in Kirkstall  but the fabric is deteriorating. Rain has …
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Remembrance Sunday

November 15th, 2011 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | History | Our Community - (Comments Off)

The  weather didn’t put people off from attending the Remembrance Service led by Revd Rosemarie Hayes of Kirkstall St Stephen’s. A short, moving service at Kirkstall Cenotaph to remember all those who have fallen.     

Buckley Jewellery Poppies

November 5th, 2011 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Charity | Events | History | Our Community - (Comments Off)

Kirkstall-based Buckley Jewellery has launched its 2011 jewelled poppy range in support of the Royal British Legion, supporting serving and ex-Service personnel in the armed forces. They were first commissioned to design an exclusive Remembrance Poppy Brooch for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in 2009. Company founder and CEO Adrian Buckley personally designed the …
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Kirkstall Festival DVD Released

April 27th, 2011 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | History | Kirkstall Festival | Our Community - (Comments Off)

At last years spectacular 30th Kirkstall Festival, you may have noticed the Leeds Movie Makers group recording the event throughout the day. We’re delighted to say that the DVD of the festival is now available for everyone to own. The two-DVD box set consists of nearly 2 hours of viewing pleasure taken from the setup …
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