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History of Leeds | James Rhodes
Leeds propaganda account. Passionate about Leeds, its history & its sports teams. “On this day in Leeds” out now. The Story of Leeds in tweets coming soon.
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes 47m
Replying to @rh0desy
Whiteley was once famously bitten by a ferret during a live edition of Calendar. The footage was so widely replayed that he quipped that, when he died, the headline would be 'Ferret Man Dies'. This is how his death was reported locally in his memory.
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Leeds Museums 5h
Did you know that our first Chinese restaurant in Leeds opened in 1958? Man Fang’s was on Cross Belgrave Street, pictured. The exhibition opens on 12 July and explores migration and the impact on Leeds today.
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes 6h
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He was the honorary Mayor of Wetwang - famous for being the only Yorkshire placename to appear in Lord of the Rings. After his death, Whiteley’s partner Kathryn donated 3 pairs of his trade mark specs to Vision Aid. They may still be being worn by three people in Ethiopia. 2/2
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes 6h
Today is the 14th anniversary of the death in Leeds of Countdown host Richard Whiteley. At the time of his death, he’d spent more time on UK TV than anyone other than Carole Hersee (the test card girl). 1/2
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes 17h
Wally Hammond scored 240 on that occasion. More than the entire England side made today.
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes Jun 24
Replying to @rh0desy
Occasionally, the sea levels rose & flooded the area. Fossilised sharks and fish have been found in Leeds, including one species (Megalichthys pygmaeus) which has been found nowhere else in the world. 3/3 Picture credit: ДиБгд
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ash 24h
Replying to @rh0desy
Did you know...Those fossilised fish they find in Leeds often include the outline of the batter they were originally fried in. Ancient Leodesians used to fry in Dinosaur Dripping whist the rest of the country used oil pressed from ferns
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes Jun 24
THE STORY OF LEEDS PART 2 - CARBONIFEROUS LEEDS By about 300M BC, the landscape had been transformed into a tropical forest of trees rising to 50m above swampy ground. When the trees died, they rotted into peat which was transformed into coal over millions of years 1/3
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes Jun 25
definitely not Prince Charles. The Queen was still a princess. I'd say Andrew, 1960
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Nuwan Dissanayaka Jun 24
Interesting thread 👇🏽 An inspirational man
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Chris Nickson Jun 24
Replying to @rh0desy @davidkenny53
don't tell me, it had been battered and deep fried... ;)
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Tom Holland Jun 24
I see that when said he’d be tweeting the history of Leeds from the very beginning, he was not telling a lie.
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes Jun 24
Replying to @rh0desy
Occasionally, the sea levels rose & flooded the area. Fossilised sharks and fish have been found in Leeds, including one species (Megalichthys pygmaeus) which has been found nowhere else in the world. 3/3 Picture credit: ДиБгд
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes Jun 24
Replying to @rh0desy
This same coal was mined for centuries at pits throughout Leeds. This was so long ago that the dinosaurs had not yet appeared but the forests teemed with invertebrates & amphibians which grew to terrifying sizes. 2/3 Picture: Nobu Tamura
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes Jun 24
THE STORY OF LEEDS PART 2 - CARBONIFEROUS LEEDS By about 300M BC, the landscape had been transformed into a tropical forest of trees rising to 50m above swampy ground. When the trees died, they rotted into peat which was transformed into coal over millions of years 1/3
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes Jun 24
Replying to @rh0desy
And for those who missed the Bond thread...
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes Jun 24
I recently posted a James Bond-themed Leeds history thread which included Geoffrey Appleyard from Bramley - one of the real-life secret agents who inspired Fleming’s Bond. are selling copies of his biography to raise funds to restore his memorial.
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JamaicaSocietyLeeds Jun 24
After months gathering family keepsakes of ' first generation Jamaicans no longer with us our Eulogy Exhibition Aug 2-Sept 8 is a poignant tribute to their lives & journeys; human stories for all humans curated by #
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes Jun 24
Blimey - are you still going?! You must have had more meals out than I’ve had, erm, hot dinners!
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes Jun 24
With Part Two of the Story of Leeds coming tomorrow morning, here’s a reminder of Part One...
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