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Enhancing children’s literacy with new build library

Birkby and Fartown will see work commence on the construction of a new library building from next week. Contractors Marshalls will build a library that will benefit not just the local residents but also schools especially nearby Birkby Junior School.  Located on Lea Street, the new library will provide additional resource to support children in their reading and overall childhood

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Engineering, serving the country and sport: Corporal Ralph Emsley, 1920 – 2020

A career in engineering, serving in the army during World War II and playing with the ‘Clown Prince of Soccer’, Ralph Emsley really was an all-rounder. Born in Bramley, Leeds in 1920, he was one of four children alongside sisters Clarice, Cathy and May.  After leaving school he joined Jowett car factory in Bradford where his father also worked. Called

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