Ex Leeds Mayor Denise is laid to rest

Denise Atkinson.
Denise Atkinson.
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a much respected former Leeds Mayor and beloved mum and wife will be laid to rest next week.

Denise Atkinson, who served the city as a councillor for four decades, passed away earlier this month at the age of 68. The former Bramley councillor had been battling illness for several years. She is survived by husband Stephen and son Timothy.

A service to celebrate her life will take place at Rawdon Crematorium, on Wednesday, April 27 at 11.40am. Family flowers only are requested. Donations in lieu can be made to Lineham Farm Children’s Centre, of which Denise was a great supporter, and may be left at the service.

Leeds, Sweet street, 28th March 1979'LIGHTING'Mr. Eddie Mullan, a lift engineer at the City of Leeds Public Works Department, Sweet Street, gives a last polish to one of the four old gas lamps that are to be sent to Germany.

Leeds nostalgia: Bits of old Leeds sent to Germany... in 1979