Memories of Leeds

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chemimike
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Memories of Leeds

Postby chemimike » Sun 03 Nov, 2019 1:44 pm

Not sure if this is the correct thread, but noted this letter in the Guardian telloing of their childhood in Leeds

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... playground
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Re: Memories of Leeds

Postby blackprince » Mon 04 Nov, 2019 12:18 pm

By coincidence I had to write a few sentences about my childhood recollections of Bonfire Night in Leeds for a German conversation class I attend. This article was quite a useful reminder about the run up to bonfire night.

One thing I think she doesn't mention was the actual burning of the Guy Fawkes effigy on the fire.
We always used to make a guy by stuffing old clothes and for a few weeks would collect a "penny for the guy " standing outside local shops with the dummy or going door to door. We would spend the money on fireworks. One year we didn't have a guy so we dressed up a small lad to look like a guy and collected pennies just the same. :)
It used to be said that the statue of the Black Prince had been placed in City Square , near the station, pointing South to tell all the southerners who've just got off the train to b****r off back down south!
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Re: Memories of Leeds

Postby tilly » Mon 04 Nov, 2019 10:33 pm

Blackprince Das ist gut yar.
No matter were i end my days im an Hunslet lad with Hunslet ways.





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