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The West Yorkshire market town of Pudsey, mentioned in the Domesday Book as Podechesai, sits between Leeds and Bradford, and until 1974 when it was incorporated in the Leeds metropolitan district, it retained its independence of both. The town still to this day provides a noticeable break between Leeds and Bradford, a green lung for them thanks in part to the Moravian settlement at Fulneck, one of the villages adjoining Pudsey. The Moravians, who arrived in the area in the mid-18th century, kept their lands free of industrial development. Pudsey itself still has plenty of reminders of its importance as a woollen cloth producing area in the industrial revolution and afterwards, and local business Hainsworths still provides specialist cloths like the British military scarlet tunic wool cloth. In the undeveloped land around the town remnants of packhorse trails unite its rural and industrial pasts. The architecture of the town shows a mixture of workers’ stone cottages and mills, some now converted to flats in keeping with the settlement’s use as a dormitory town for Leeds and Bradford, and a few more elegant Georgian homes built for those who ran and owned the wool businesses. Above all these buildings towers the parish church of St Lawrence. A town of radicals and free traders, Pudsey celebrated the repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846 by boiling up a giant plum pudding, enjoyed by the entirety of the population. It was made with the combined culinary efforts of twenty local ladies, each producing about 50lb of flour, fruit and suet mixture, the lot boiled for days in a carefully scrubbed dye vessel. More recently the town has a rather more active claim to fame, having nurtured the cricketing talents of Herbert Sutcliffe, Len Hutton, Raymond Illingworth (surely the best England captain in living memory), and Matthew Hoggard.


Fulneck Moravian Museum
Fulneck Moravian Settlement

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Farsley Celtic (Amateur Football)
Pudsey TTC (Table Tennis)

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Innkeeper's Lodge Leeds (1.79 miles)

** ALL OUR RATES INCLUDE COMPLIMENTARY CONTINENTAL BUFFET BREAKFAST ** The Innkeeper's Lodge Leeds Calverley has 14 bedrooms and is set in its own mature gardens. Its location is ideal for business and leisure travellers ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Bradford (1.89 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Roomzzz Leeds (3.24 miles)

Roomzzz Leeds

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A superb range of generously-sized one and two bedroom apartments. Light, spacious loft apartments with private terraces and spectacular views. The choice is yours. However you decide, you'll find an ... More

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Leeds City West Apartments (3.26 miles)

Leeds City West Apartments

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Within easy reach of the city centre, the stylish luxury apartments in this stunning new development enjoy a suburban location, ideal for those seeking a quieter retreat ... More

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Premier Inn Leeds Bradford (South) (3.28 miles)

Close to shops and local amenities Leeds city centre is only 6 miles away. Our Leeds / Bradford (South) Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room and an onsite Brewers ... More | visit website

Woodlands Hotel (3.34 miles)

Woodlands Hotel

The Woodlands is a stylish contemporary hotel and restaurant set in beautiful landscaped grounds.
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Great Victoria Hotel (3.59 miles)

Great Victoria Hotel

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Located in the heart of Bradford city centre the Victoria which has been purchased by the Tomahawk Hotel Group is currently undergoing a 5.5 million pound refirbishment to enable the ... More

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Butlers Hotel (3.62 miles)

Butlers Hotel

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This privately established, period hotel offers great-value en suite accommodation and free Wi-fi access throughout, and is within walking distance of the vibrant suburb if Headingley and university campuses. The hotel is ... More

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Headingley Lodge (3.63 miles)

Headingley Lodge

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Headingley Lodge is a Non Smoking hotel.All the hotel bedrooms are named after past and present famous yorkshire cricketers and all rooms overlook the world famous Headingley Cricket pitch situated ... More

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Premier Inn Leeds City West (3.72 miles)

Ideally located within easy reach of the M62 and M1. Conveniently located for Leeds train station. For shops and local amenities Leeds city centre is only 0.5 miles away. Our Leeds City West Premier Inn has ... More | visit website

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