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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” every day.
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes 7h
Replying to @HunsletRLFC
O’Toole was a big fan of and, as a kid, played back street rugby league with a team called the Raggy Arsed Rovers.
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes 7h
another hometown . You’re welcome!
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes 7h
His dad was a bookie in Sunderland for a while.
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes 8h
OTD in 2013, actor Peter O'Toole died, aged 81. He was brought up in Hunslet and, after a brief stint as a photographer, found fame on both stage & screen. He’s most famous for his portrayal of Lawrence of Arabia for which he received the 1st of 8 Oscar nominations.
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes 18h
Just doing some research into the Oates family of Meanwoodside for an article I’m working on. This is Oates’s Vine Snake, named after Frank Oates, the great uncle of Captain Oates of South Pole fame. Like his great-nephew, Frank was an explorer, and also a naturalist.
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes Dec 12
OTD in 1975, a massive fire destroyed much of Kirkgate Market. It took more than 100 fire fighters several hours to bring the blaze under control & only the ornate 1904 hall was left undamaged. The cause was never conclusively determined. Two new halls were opened in 1976 & 1981.
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes 21h
Replying to @ChrisNickson2
Thank you. I'll take a look. I think the violin may have been on Antiques Roadshow around Remembrance Day(?) . My father in law mentioned it but I didn't see the programme.
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes Dec 12
OTD in 1975, a massive fire destroyed much of Kirkgate Market. It took more than 100 fire fighters several hours to bring the blaze under control & only the ornate 1904 hall was left undamaged. The cause was never conclusively determined. Two new halls were opened in 1976 & 1981.
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes Dec 12
One of Chris's books would be an ideal stocking filler for a special person in your life who loves Leeds (& I haven't read Tin God yet, in case sees this - hint, hint)
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes Dec 11
Replying to @rh0desy
The cause of the crash was not determined but was likely to have been pilot error. He is buried with the rest of the crew in Gibraltar North Front Cemetery. 2/2
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes Dec 11
OTD in 1941, Wireless Operator Sgt Ernest Jackson of Leeds was killed on board a Wellington bomber of the Overseas Aircraft Delivery Unit. It crashed in the sea on take-off from Gibraltar & exploded, killing all on board. 1/2 Image:
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes Dec 11
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Adam Pope Dec 11
BBC Sport - Peter Mitchell: Former Leeds United player inspiring scholars after 2002 car crash
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes Dec 11
We’ve seen a Leeds player score a goal like this against Burnley before!
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes Dec 10
OTD in 1919, the manager of the Servia Rd branch of the Yorkshire Penny Bank, Edgar Oates, was shot dead as he attempted to tackle an armed robber. The gunmen, wounded war veteran Albert Redfern, made off with £400 but was arrested the next day in Bristol. 1/2 Pic
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes Dec 10
It's . This is , formerly of Leeds Mountaineering Club. He's one of the world's best mountaineers, has climbed Everest 13 times & was the first to climb Nuptse, Everest & Lhotse in one expedition. He's an Honorary Doctor of
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Chris Nickson Dec 11
Don't miss out, this will be great.
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes Dec 11
Replying to @ChrisNickson2
Thank you. Much appreciated.
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes Dec 11
My grandmother was a Waite & I wonder if we're descended from the Borough Waits of Leeds. Also, first recorded murder trial in Leeds concerned the killing of a Robert de Wayte in 1318.
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History of Leeds | James Rhodes Dec 11
Exactly one week from now... Only a handful of places available.
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