It's coming up to that time of year again when buildings
and institutions all over the city open their doors to the general public
to allow them to have a peek behind the scenes.
As usual the East Leeds Heritage Centre based in Cross Gates library will
be participating in this event. Although the Heritage Centre is normally
open to the public, what is different for the Open Days is that the society's
archives, maps and photographs, not normally available to the public,
will be made accessible to all.
Volunteers from the society will be on hand to show what is available
and help with any queries people may have about the East Leeds area. The
society will also be running children's quiz and colouring competitions
with prizes available to all who enter. The adults won't be left out either
as there will be some giveaways for them too! There will also be the opportunity
to purchase the society's publications, which are not available in shops.
This year there are two new displays in the Heritage Centre which may
prove of interest - children's toys and games from the 50's and 60's and
a tribute to the city's Victoria Cross heroes. This display is particularly
poignant during this year, the 90th anniversary of the ending of the 1914-18
War, and interestingly includes details of two Leeds VC holders, Major
Samuel Meekosha and Colonel Richard Kirby Ridgeway, whose names, for some
reason, do not appear on the Leeds VC memorial situated outside the Art
The Heritage Centre Open Days will run on Friday 12th September from 2.00pm
until 4.00pm and Saturday 13th September from 10.00am until 3.00pm. Come
along and see what is on offer - you may be surprised and will be made