Summer Excursions 2017

505th Excursion

Wednesday May 10th

Veolia. Leeds Recycling and Energy Recovery Centre

Time: 1.45 for 2pm

Place: Veolia, Newmarket Approach, Leeds LS9 0RJ

Guide: Sarah Dawson :

Leeds leads the way; history in the making. Have you wondered what the huge hooped building you can see from the M1 is ? It is Leeds Recycling and Energy Recovery Centre, the second largest in Europe. It removes recyclable waste from our black bins and turns the rest into energy. It has a green living wall offering biodiversity. Come and see for yourself how Leeds is reducing landfill and creating energy out of waste. The old Yorkshire adage where there is muck there is brass!

There are no lifts so you need to be ok with stairs. You will be given safety shoes!

Directions: just off Pontefract Lane.

Bus 61 from York Street by the bus station.(F4). I will be at the bus stop.



506th Excursion

Sunday June 4th

Visit to Sledmere House in the Yorkshire Wolds

Time: 9.30 Eastgate Roundabout bus layby,Leeds

9.45 Leeds University by the Parkinson Building     BRING A FRIEND

10.00 Alwoodley Park and Ride King Lane

Place; Sledmere House, Driffield/Malton

Cost : £22 to include coach and guided tour.

Sledmere is a fine grade 1 listed Georgian House built originally by Richard Sykes a wealthy West Riding Wool merchant in 1750. This was extended and rebuilt in 1791 by Christopher Sykes as the family fortunes increased. After a serious fire in 1911 it was extensively restored so the House is both Georgian and Edwardian. Sir Tatton Sykes lives here today. The House has a collection of Chippendale and Sheraton Furniture , French paintings as well as wonderful grounds designed by Capability Brown. We will be able to enjoy a recital on the House Organ. Our guided tour will allow us plenty of time to explore the grounds and use the cafe. A beautiful House in the Yorkshire Wolds. A Grand Day Out.

I have booked a coach, however if you prefer to drive please indicate on the form, though your reduction reflects your contribution to the cost of the coach. Please feel free to book for friends to enjoy the day with you.


507th Excursion

Saturday July 8th

The Barnbow Canaries

Time: 11am for light buffet

Place: Barnbow Social Club, Old Manston Lane LS15 8AD

Cost £8 Buses 11, 64

Guide: Jackie and Bob Lawrence

This is a social occasion with a light lunch to start before an illustrated talk on the Great War Barnbow munitions factory( National Filling Factory No 1) and cost to the women employed there. We are grateful to Jackie and Bob Lawrence from the East Leeds History Society for sharing this with us. This comes highly recommended and is part or our programme commemorating The Great War as well as looking at Women in the History of Leeds. Afterwards there will be a (optional) guided walk to the Farm Site where the factory stood for those who would like to do this. Strong shoes recommended. Do take this opportunity to sit and chat and ask questions.

Do look at the commemorative plaques in the Memorial Park which is next to The Barnbow Pub, then drive on to the Social Club which is just past the Old Vickers Factory on your right. (I shall be coming by bus so if you would like to meet me at the Bus Station I will arrange a time)



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