2012 East Leeds Re-union set to attract a large crowd

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Hundreds of people are expected to attend the annual East Leeds Re-union, taking place on November 6.

Now in it’s 15th year, the event attracts people who used to live, work or attend school across East Leeds communities, in areas such as Cross Green, Richmond Hill, East End Park, York Road and schools including Ellerby Lane, St Hilda’s and Victoria schools.

Organisers Eric Allen and Peter Wood say the event is open to many people with any connection to the area.

Mr Allen, 73, of Whitkirk, said: “Last year we attracted up to 400 people and hope that many more will attend this year. It is a great excuse to get together and catch up. There are people with connections back to the 1930s, right up to the present day.

“There are lots of different groups of people, but it is nice especially for the former schools pupils to reminisce on the old days.”

The event is taking place at the Edmund House Club and Institute, 107, Pontefract Lane, Cross Green, from 12 noon on November 6.

People are welcome to just turn up on the day. More details from Mr Allen on (0113) 2647529.

(from left) Nick Butler, Jane Butler, Sir Anthony Milnes-Coates, Tricia Stewart, James Naylor, Lady Harriet Milnes-Coates, Joey Clover at the Two Ridings Community Foundation Annual Charity Ball

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