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LEEDS

Posted: Tue 06 Jun, 2017 7:30 pm
by tilly
I just posted a comment on Memories of Leeds when we lived in Hunslet we always said when going into town were going to Leeds does anyone else still use this term ? I wonder if it was because we never went very far at that time the correct term would be going into town just a thought. :D

Re: LEEDS

Posted: Tue 06 Jun, 2017 8:33 pm
by blackprince
tilly wrote:I just posted a comment on Memories of Leeds when we lived in Hunslet we always said when going into town were going to Leeds does anyone else still use this term ? I wonder if it was because we never went very far at that time the correct term would be going into town just a thought. :D


Yes Tilly exactly the same for me when I lived in Harehills and Bramley I would always say "I'm going into Leeds" not "into town". In Bramley it made a bit of sense because Leeds and Bradford were both a similar bus journey away.

I don't know if the phrase is still used.

When I visit relatives in Canada they say "downtown" meaning central Toronto. That's one Americanism that never caught on over here :)

Re: LEEDS

Posted: Tue 06 Jun, 2017 8:36 pm
by Leodian
Hi tiily :).

If I'm going to the central area of Leeds I've always said I am going into Leeds even though I've always lived in Leeds :).

I also say such as I'm going "down to" if I'm going south and "up to" if going north. For say Scarborough or Blackpool I however say "I'm going to" rather than "I'm going across to".

Re: LEEDS

Posted: Wed 07 Jun, 2017 12:25 pm
by volvojack
Living in Beeston we also referred a visit to Leeds as Going Into but if visiting Holbeck or Hunslet we said ""Going Down To"
When i purchased my first house in Burlinton Place adjacent to Cross Flatts Park, Beeston i was quite shocked to see on the Deeds it was classed as Hunslet.

Re: LEEDS

Posted: Wed 07 Jun, 2017 2:05 pm
by jim
Always "Going into Leeds". It's Barnley where they are "Off in't tarn".

Re: LEEDS

Posted: Wed 07 Jun, 2017 2:35 pm
by volvojack
jim wrote:Always "Going into Leeds". It's Barnley where they are "Off in't tarn".



In Morley a local lad i knew once asked me " Esta banning up' t Seccy (Sycmore Pub) for 't Tug Wah ( Bank Holiday Tug of War )

Re: LEEDS

Posted: Wed 07 Jun, 2017 6:58 pm
by tilly
I must say i still use the term going to Leeds though jts not that often i go.

Re: LEEDS

Posted: Thu 08 Jun, 2017 6:35 pm
by Steve Jones
I always say I am going into Leeds from Wakefield