Leeds nostalgia: Proud dad Paul shouts ‘It’s a boy!’ in April 1983
Proud Leeds dad Paul Murphy had to let the world know his son had arrived safe and well. So, he stuck a birth certificate in the window of his electrical services shop on Blake Grove, Chapel Allerton. The sign proclaimed: “It’s a boy: 9lb 2oz.”
Leeds nostalgia: Ken ready for new season of guided walks
Veteran Leeds tour guide Ken Goor launches a new series of walks this month, taking in all things historical about our fine city and the outlying towns. New this year is his ‘Otley and Thomas Chippendale’ tour, making 300 years since the birth of the nation’s most famous carpenter.
Leeds nostalgia: A tale of two Leeds weddings... in the spring of 1948
A touching tale this week of a former prisoner of war from Selby who married the Italian nurse who risked her life to hide him and helped smuggle him over the border to safety. They were married at St Mary’s RC Church, Selby 70 years ago today.
Turn the clock back 70 years to 1948 and the West was having trouble with Russia, although this particular spat saw the two sides almost come to blows, after armed US soldiers surrounded a Russian building and refused to allow people to enter.