Either way; it’s half-way

April 11th, 2011 | Posted by Simon Dawson in History - (Comments Off)

Mike Harwood has written another fascinating local history article, this time the memorial milestone outside the entrance to Kirkstall Forge, which reads: “To London 200 miles S. To Edinburg 200 miles N. Erected A. D. 1829. B & B Kirkstall Forge 1779. Leeds 3 ¾ miles’” This is the latest article which charts the history about our area, and his …
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Kirkstall Abbey Deli Market

April 11th, 2011 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | Kirkstall Abbey - (Comments Off)

A brand new market in an ancient setting A new monthly market is being planned to take place in the picturesque 12th century ruins of Kirkstall Abbey. The market will run on the last Saturday of the month from Saturday 28th May, 12 noon – 3pm. We are aiming to give visitors an opportunity to …
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Householders in West Yorkshire are exposing themselves to crime because of the type of locks used in their doors. Police in North West Leeds have issued an appeal for householders to get their uPVC door locks checked and replaced with bump and snap secure Euro Cylinder locks. This follows an increase in break-ins, where vulnerable …
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Tesco has confirmed that in the next few months it will be consulting on proposals for a new supermarket and other community facilities in Kirkstall. The proposals could include a Tesco store, community buildings, new shops and a public square.  This investment would regenerate the currently derelict land at the junction of Kirkstall Lane and …
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Spring issue of Kirkstall Matters is out!

March 4th, 2011 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Kirkstall Matters - (Comments Off)

The Spring issue of Kirkstall Matters magazine has been published today and will be hitting the doorsteps of members very soon. Its the first issue with our new editor, Simon Dawson, and our feature article is the upcoming performance of Frankenstein’s Wedding…Live In Leeds which BBC3 will be broadcasting live from Kirkstall Abbey on Saturday …
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Are you single? If you want to meet gorgeous women and men over great food then Hat Trick Productions want to talk to you! They’re looking for single men and women over the age of 25 who enjoy good food, good company and are up for a laugh. You don’t have to be Jamie Oliver in the …
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Our very own Abbey House Museum has made it to the longlist for the Guardian Family Freindly Museum Award For 2011. The 20 museums making it to the Guardian Family Friendly Award longlist all share one thing ­ they go that extra mile to welcome families. They were chosen by panels of visitors, volunteers and …
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Its ALIVE and its LIVE! BBC Three brings Frankenstein to the Abbey

February 18th, 2011 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events - (Comments Off)

Get your tickets for the BBC Three production of Frankenstein’s Wedding, which will be broadcast live from Kirkstall Abbey on 19th March. BBC Three’s Frankenstein’s Wedding… Live in Leeds is a bold re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s gothic masterpiece, Frankenstein. This adaptation, whilst remaining true to the themes of the original story, will burst open the …
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Burglaries Warning

February 12th, 2011 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Policing - (Comments Off)

Theft from motor vehicles and burglaries are occurring in the area and a number of cars have been taken using Mole grips to snap  Euro profile locks. Please remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to the police or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 I’ve been a victim of this in the past and …
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Kirkstall Abbey on audioboo

February 9th, 2011 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Kirkstall Abbey - (Comments Off)

Why not take a tour Kirkstall Abbey on the web on audioboo? Alternatively (and better!) download the free audioboo mobile application to your iphone or android phone and experience the tour properly – in amongst the ruins! Listen to Gregorian Monks chanting in the church or find out more about bat poo in the Chapter …
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