July 7, 2012

WOODHOUSE MOOR RETROSPECTIVE AT UNITY DAY

Filed under: Events — Bill @ 8:09 pm

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Visitors to the Swarthmore tent at today’s Unity Day event, were treated to a display by Bryony Lawless of interesting information from the Moor’s past. There were images showing what the Moor looked like in Edwardian times, some showing features which have since been removed, such as the bandstand, water fountain with clock, and stone lion. Bryony’s display also included a large map which made it easy to see where each of these now missing features had been located.

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Congratulations and thanks to Bryony for creating what for me was the highlight of this year’s Unity Day.

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May 25, 2012

CINDER MOOR PLAYS HOST TO CIRCUS VEGAS

Filed under: Events — Bill @ 4:32 pm

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Circus Vegas is the latest in a long line of circuses to pitch their tent on Cinder Moor, the part of Woodhouse Moor which traditionally hosts such events. The circus will be on Cinder Moor from Friday the 25th May until Sunday the 10th June.

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April 29, 2009

Residents give a resounding “No” to concrete slabs on Moor

Filed under: ASB,Barbeque consultation,Byelaws,Events,LCC — Ian Harker @ 7:00 pm

Heated debate over barbecue proposals

 Yorkshire Evening Post, 29 April 2009
 Some people's idea of fun

Leeds’s Woodhouse Moor is in danger of destruction from both Council policy and barbecue parties, a public meeting was told. Richard Hellawell, who lives in the Kendals, said by-laws banning barbecues on the moor had to be enforced.

Speaking at Woodhouse Community Centre Mr Hellawell said: “Woodhouse Moor is a beautiful open space, it is a wonderful lung. “It is in danger of being destroyed by those who have barbecues, or by the councillors who will put concrete monstrosities on there. The existing by-laws ban barbecues, the police do not enforce them so it is up to the Council to do it.”

This story is reproduced with kind permission of the Editor. 

 See also the YEP’s editorial of the same day.