Sat, 13 October 10am-4pm, Patrick Studios, Mabgate, LS9 7EH
Mabgate is a fascinating but often overlooked part of Leeds. Just over the footbridge from a rapidly changing Quarry Hill (or SOYO as Caddick PLC would like us to call it), a stone's throw from the glitz of the Victoria Quarter and adjoining the 60s tower blocks of Lincoln Green, Mabgate has its own distinctive identity: today, it is the home of Rick Manners School of Boxing but also East Street Arts (anyone for pugilism and painting?), but it has a long and interesting history. The site of St Mary’s Church and the cholera graveyard, Mabgate Beck and its role in Leeds’ industrial expansion in the 19th century – a flour mill, an iron foundry, the growth of ready-made clothing, today’s uses: gyms, bars, restaurants, small businesses. we will be holding a practical workshop on Saturday October 13th. You will be given a guided tour of the area, training in how to undertake a local listing exercise. We will then go out in groups with clipboards and survey the area before returning to share what we have found. The workshop is free and lunch will be provided.
With the main focus of the meeting on ‘housing’, this is likely to be an informative and lively opportunity to get together with other groups and organisation across Leeds. A light lunch will be provided - Trust individual/family member are welcome but priority will be made for Affiliated Society members.