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Guided Walk: "Mabgate Then & Now"

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Hope Foundry

65 Mabgate

Leeds

LS9 7DR

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MABGATE THEN & NOW

Mabgate is a fascinating but often overlooked part of Leeds. Just over the footbridge from a rapidly changing Quarry Hill (or SOYO as Caddick PLC would like us to call it), a stone's throw from the glitz of the Victoria Quarter and adjoining the 60s tower blocks of Lincoln Green, Mabgate has its own distinctive identity: today, it is the home of Rick Manners School of Boxing but also East Street Arts (anyone for pugilism and painting?), but it has a long and interesting history. Connecting the present with the past, the walk will take in the site of St Mary’s Church and the cholera graveyard, it will track the route of Mabgate Beck and its role in Leeds’ industrial expansion in the 19th century – a flour mill, an iron foundry, the growth of ready-made clothing, but will also reflect on Mabgate’s current uses and functions, and the future for this unusual and historic part of Leeds. The walk will include a tour around Hope Foundry.


Meet at the gates of Hope Foundry from 6pm onwards. The guides will set off at 6.15pm. This is a circular walk lasting c. 1.5 hrs.

NB: The distance covered is moderate but you will need to be prepared for frequent stops at points of interest along the route.This walk will be confined to the Mabgate area, so please plan your journey by car or public transport accordingly. There is some free on-street parking in the area after 6pm. The Pay&Display VictoriaGate car park on the Headrow is a brief walk away, as is the main bus/coach station.


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65 Mabgate

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