South Leeds: Roundabout way to help families play

The playground off Magpie Lane.
The playground off Magpie Lane.
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A children’s playground in Morley is to get a £100,000 facelift.

The playground, on Magpie Lane, will get new swings, a see-saw, a roundabout, and a climbing frame. It will also be re-fenced and given a new safety surface – 20 years after it was first opened.

Coun Neil Dawson said: “It is important for the quality of life of people in the town that their children have decent, healthy, safe places to play.”

Work is due to finish by the end of next month.

For possible use in the YP From the Archive series.''10th May 1988''THE MIGHTY Mallard, pride of Britain's railway history, puffed into Leeds Station today with a raging thirst.''It was pulling such a heavy load - 12 carriages carrying 250 top Post Office customers and stamp collectors - that it needed extra water supplies at Holbeck.''"The last thing we wanted was the boiler blowing up on Britain's pride and joy," said Mr Philip Round, Post Office Information Officer.''Mallard was making a special run across the Pennines from Manchester Victoria to mark two major anniversaries:

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