Tag search results for "Leeds"

  • Doreen Dawson

    Collection: 1948 Olympic Games: Then & Now

    Doreen was 24 years old in 1948. Her husband had just come home from fighting in the army and they lived with her mum at the time, as her dad died when you she was very young. Whilst her husband was in the army, Doreen loved to go dancing. However, once he came home, she fell pregnant and her dancing days were over for some years.

    Tagged with: leeds, child birth, telephone
  • Family supporters

    Collection: Leeds United

    When the Sporting Heroes team went to Elland Road to interview fans on 2nd April 2011, it was clear that their passion for their team goes back generations.

    Tagged with: leeds, sport, football
  • Harry Jepson OBE

    Collection: Leeds Rhinos

    Harry Jepson is President of Leeds Rhinos and has been awarded an OBE for services to rugby league throughout his life.

    Tagged with: leeds, sport, rugby
  • Ikram Butt

    Collection: Leeds Rhinos

    Ikram played for Leeds Rhinos (then Leeds RL) during the 1990s. In 1995, he became the first South Asian England International player. He currently manages the Connecting Communities project for Leeds Rugby Ltd.

    Tagged with: leeds, sport, rugby, asian
  • Images of The Olympic Torch Relay through Halifax

    Collection: The West Yorkshire Big Olympic Flame

    Tweeter @countykev's images from the Halifax leg of the Olympic Torch Relay and at Leeds Victoria Quarter

  • Iris Corbett

    Collection: 1948 Olympic Games: Then & Now

    Iris was married in 1950 and it wasn’t until two years later in 1952 that rationing stopped. For your weekly ration shop, you had the coupons either marked off of cut out by the shopkeeper. The shopkeepers would then save these coupons, count them into hundreds every fourth Sunday and send them off to get this allocation back. Iris knows this process only too well as she used to do this for her father, who was a grocer.

    Tagged with: leeds, war, rations
  • J E Preston

    Collection: Leeds Rhinos

    The Sporting Heroes project team went along to interview the Rhinos fans at their last home game of the 2010 season. J E Preston was one of the supporters who we spoke to.

    Tagged with: leeds, rugby, sport
  • Jack Peat

    Collection: Leeds Rhinos

    The Sporting Heroes project team went along to interview the Rhinos fans at their last home game of the 2010 season. Jack Peat was one of the supporters who we spoke to.

    Tagged with: leeds, rugby, sport
  • Jamie Jones-Buchanan

    Collection: Leeds Rhinos

    Jamie Jones-Buchanan has spent his whole professional career at Leeds Rhinos, winning four Championships with the club. Jamie is now involved in coaching and putting something back into the young academy teams, which helped him to reach the success he enjoys today.

    Tagged with: leeds, rugby, sport
  • Jamie Peacock

    Collection: Leeds Rhinos

    Leeds born and bred, Jamie Peacock signed for his home team of Leeds Rhinos from Bradford Bulls in 2006. During his career, he has had the honour of captaining both the England and Great Britain sides.

    Tagged with: leeds, rugby, sport