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"Mabgate Then & Now" - A Guided Supper Walk

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East Street Arts

St Mary's Lane

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LS9 7EH

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Welcome to our NEW FORMAT SUPPER WALKS!

Once again Leeds Civic Trust is running its popular series of early evening supper walks, each themed around a particular period in Leeds' history and architecture, but this year with a new format: food will now be served prior to the walk, to make it possible for people coming straight from work to be able to join us without having to go home first.

IMPORTANT: THIS WALK STARTS FROM EAST STREET ARTS PREMISES IN ST MARY'S LANE. It will be confined to the Mabgate area, so please plan your journey by car or public transport accordingly.


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.


East Street Arts premises will open their doors to 'walkers' from 5.45pm onwards. Food will be served from 6pm onwards (buffet style supper with wine, beer and soft drinks). Our bookshop will be open during this time to give you an opportunity to browse and make purchases.

The walk will start at 6.45pm and last approximately 1.5 hours. The distance covered is moderate but you will need to be prepared for frequent stops at points of interest along the route.

The walk will return walkers to East Street Arts in St Mary's Lane.

Please note: The East Street Arts premises will be closed when you return from the walk, so please make sure you take all your belongings and shop purchases with you when you set off for the walk.

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