“The History of Beeston” by Jim Marsden

After my late grandfather retired from the Police force in the late 1970s, he began to extensively research the history of Beeston, South Leeds, where he was born. Over many years, he accumulated a vast amount of notes, documents and photographs but never came close to writing it all up. I now have his considerable archive of research material and, in honour of his memory, am starting the process of assimilating and making sense of it. In the post below, I have transcribed the early part of his history of the Beeston family. Unfortunately, his handwriting was so ornate that it is, in places, very difficult to decipher.

The first part is here .

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