Campaign to restore historic Leeds steam roller gathers renewed pace

The Pudsey roller.
The Pudsey roller.
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A campaign to restore a historic steam roller in a Leeds park to its former glory is gathering renewed pace with a fundraising event next month.

Friends of Pudsey Roller are working to raise money for the much-loved historic gem, which has been in Pudsey Park for many years. The group wants to see it restored back to working condition again.

The organization will meet on May 26 for its latest event. Visit for full details.

Meanwhile the Friends of Pudsey Roller are among those involved in a brand new club launching in Leeds next month aimed at bringing local older people together to explore the stories behind their city.

Leeds City Museum’s Sociable History Club will see groups and heritage experts delivering a series of talks that will look at how some of Leeds’s local communities and heritage institutions came to be.

The free, drop-in talks will begin on May 20, when Hannah Carey of Little London Arts will be examining the Stories of Little London.

The launch of the Sociable History Club will come hot on the heels of the museum’s second Local History Fair, which takes place on Saturday, May 7 from 11am until 3pm.

Groups attending will include Leeds Libraries, the Thoresby Society, Wortley History Society, the Friends of Pudsey Roller, Rothwell and District Historical Society and Horsforth Civic Society.

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