Burley RUFC

April 5th, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Kirkstall Matters | Sport - (Comments Off)

Hi All, Please find below an article I have missed from the last edition of Kirkstall Matters. My sincere apologies to Duncan Elsey who took the time to put this together! Read on to find out what the Burley RUFC have been up to since the last edition of KM…. League games of which 6 …
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In the last issue of Kirkstall Matters, we reported that an application to take the decision for closure of the Leeds Children’s Heart Surgery Unit to the High Court for a Judicial Review had been submitted. We have been following this story closely, due to the impact it has on Leeds and our local community, …
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NBT Project: A Blurb From Hawksworth Wood. As part of our 5 week dance project with the great Northern Ballet, we were asked to write a blurb for their website covering the week’s event. Here is our week 5 blurb. We were so eager to start, that we had got changed and we were warming up even …
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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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After bringing the old abandoned allotments behind the Woodbridge estate back into use at the start of 2011 and all growing plenty of veg, we allotmenteers looked forward to more of the same easy growing in 2012. Perhaps it was just beginners luck or even greater expectations of what we thought we might be able …
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Since becoming involved in the Kirkstall community I have noticed that care for our environment and the ‘good life’ is high on many people’s agenda. There are a variety of local clubs and associations that aim to promote healthy living and the regeneration of greenery in our urban space such as Kirkstall in Bloom and …
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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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The recent news that Leeds is to benefit from flood defences has met with mixed feelings for those who live along the River Aire, not least with those who live in the Kirkstall Valley. Are these defences necessary and are they likely to impact on the green space that Kirkstall currently enjoys? This report looks …
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Hawksworth Wood, has secured £1m of funding from the Local Trust programme, Big Local. The Hawksworth Wood area includes the Hawksworth Wood Estate, the Abbeydales the Vesper Gates and all the houses contained in the bend of Vesper Road.­ Big Local is an exciting opportunity for residents to use £1m of funding to make a …
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Kirkstall Matters Issue 112

March 30th, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Kirkstall Matters - (Comments Off)
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Dear Readers, The latest issue of Kirkstall Matters will be coming through your doors any day now. You will notice that the format has changed from the past couple of years, this is mainly to make it more manageable and due to cost considerations. You will notice on certain articles throughout that there are boxes …
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