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History of Leeds | James Rhodes
Unofficial Leeds propaganda account. Passionate about Leeds, its history, its people & its sports teams. “On this day in Leeds” book coming out in 2019.
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes 11h
OTD in 1797, a firedamp explosion at Rothwell Haigh coal mine killed 13 men & boys including a father & 4 of his sons. Firedamp is the name given to flammable gases eg methane which accumulate in pockets inside coal seams. When the pockets are penetrated, the gases can explode.
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Phil Hay 2h
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes 3h
Im at Headingley this afternoon but with an anxious eye on events at Elland Rd.
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes 8h
Replying to @simonparsons19
You don’t superstitiously wear the same outfit to every game, then?
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes 9h
I wore the same pair of trousers for every home game in 1989/90. *That* is why we were promoted.
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John McCafferty 10h
19 Apr 626: b. St Eanflaed, abbess of , patroness of St Wilfrid, wife to Oswiu (pecik)
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes 22h
You can now reserve a place for free at my book launch on 11th May ⁦⁩ . Copies of the book can be pre-ordered to collect on the day for £12.50. Full details here:
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes 11h
OTD in 1797, a firedamp explosion at Rothwell Haigh coal mine killed 13 men & boys including a father & 4 of his sons. Firedamp is the name given to flammable gases eg methane which accumulate in pockets inside coal seams. When the pockets are penetrated, the gases can explode.
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes 19h
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes 19h
Replying to @RememberOluwale
My late grandmother was in Menston from 1945-1955 and was also treated with ECT and largactyl. I’ve often wondered if she knew him. I will never know.
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes 20h
Yes, I normally use my account to celebrate Leeds. However, there is no escaping that the murder of David Oluwale was a shameful episode in our (not so distant) past & it's important to remember him. Kudos to for keeping his memory alive.
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes 20h
Was it Ray pretending to be Rod?
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Nadifa  Mohamed Apr 18
Graveside celebration for David Oluwale 50 years after his lonely death at the hands of Yorkshire police. Obscure in life but what an afterlife.
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes 21h
Replying to @LeedsCivicTrust
He served as a doctor in the Boer War and became an expert in military camouflage. He later used these principles in designing his courses.
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes 22h
Replying to @denisbolton2
Hi - his obituary is here:
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes 22h
You can now reserve a place for free at my book launch on 11th May ⁦⁩ . Copies of the book can be pre-ordered to collect on the day for £12.50. Full details here:
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes 24h
Me thanks to the generosity of
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes Apr 18
Thread telling the life story of David Oluwale.
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DrIwiGreen Apr 18
I read “The Hounding of David Oluwale” a few years ago. It took me to a place of anger, discomfort, disbelief and utter, utter sadness. I am so glad that he has not been forgotten. His story is an uncomfortable truth.
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes Apr 18
Piranhas found in a lake in Doncaster.
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