Life at St Aidan’s during the First World War is recorded in a new publication by parishioner Barrie Pepper. Where have all the flowers gone? – St Aidan’s in the Great War is a fully illustrated booklet which tells the tale of how the Vicar and his ever diminishing staff faced up to the problems of a parish in wartime and of the men, and women, who went to war – in France, in Turkey and on the home front. There are stories of bravery and outstanding courage and the sad records of deaths in action. You can read about the Leeds Pals and the women who played their part and also lost their lives. There is some famous poetry as well. Copies can be obtained from Barrie Pepper on 0113 2658595 – they cost £5 each including postage and packing.
This is Barrie Pepper’s third publication on St Aidan’s. His others were A Goodly Heritage, the history of the church published to mark its centenary in 1994 and Day by Day by Day a year in the life of an Anglican parish. He has also written 16 other books mainly connected with the beer and pub industries.Read More