Leeds is regarded as the financial capital of the north and lies at the centre of Yorkshire!

MONDAY 16TH APRIL 2012.

WATERSTONES ALBION ,STREET LEEDS.

http://www.caffeine-nights.com/news.html - Interview on Radio Leeds – Wes Butters Show!

Today was an early start for what was going to be an exciting day. Getting into Leeds for 9am was daunting for us ‘Islanders’! I don’t think there are as many people on the Island as we saw on the leeds ring road. :) We had all good intentions of parking in the Albion Street Car Park which is only a few yards from Leeds Waterstones but ended up in the Market car park due to the one way system. At least we were parked and this is the place where PC Vicky Hardacre is sent to in ‘Consequences’ … so here’s a pic!

 

Market car park. (Consequences).

We arrived at BBC Leeds at 10am just in time to see Brian and the Skunk leaving the studio where we were being interviewed next – how could we follow that? Bob had a word to see if he could give us any tips!

Bob with Brian and the Skunk!

We had a warm welcome at BBC Radio and if you’ve never been I thought you might like to see a few pictures both inside and out so here goes!

Signing in at BBC Yorkshire

 Inside the studio with Wes Butter. If you didn’t get to listen to the interview here is the link http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00qkdls#synopsis Our slot was at 10.05 for approx ten minutes – or you can listen in again by going to our publishers website @ http://www.caffeine-nights.com/news.html

 Wes Butter, Carol & Bob

Carol outside BBC Radio Leeds.

From here we walked over Leeds city – through the Victoria Quarter and towards Waterstones, Albion Street.

  Bob inside the Victoria Quarter

 

 

There was a warm welcome at Waterstones. The management had given us a great postion in the front of the main doors and we had a splendid table display.

 

Here we saw a few character named people in ‘Deadly Focus’ and ‘Consequences’.

Carol, Bob, Lucy Kate and Harriet Adamson (Consequences)

Lisa from the CID office!

Alison Taft came to see us from our stable of authors at Caffeine Nights Publishers and if you haven’t read Alisons book ‘Our Father Who Art Out There…. Somewhere’ you don’t know what you’re missing – here’s more about Alison and her work http://www.caffeine-nights.com/aj-taft.html

And then we caught up with Sue Everett Writer, Director and script consultant  – always lovely to put a face to a name and meet in person isn’t it?

     Carol with Sue!

All in all we’ve had an eventful day and looking forward to our trip to what is known as the most beautiful Waterstones stores in England tomorrow – Watestones Woolshops in Bradford.

I’ll leave you with some interesting facts about Leeds and it’s prison…. Night All!

Interesting facts you may not know about Leeds:-

By the time of the doomsday book in 1086 Leeds had a population of around 200 still a large village. Today this finance centre in the North as a population of around 715,000.

During the war 77 people were killed by bombs and 197 buildings destroyed.

HM Prison Leeds is a Category B men’s Priosn, in the Armley area of Leeds, which opened in 1847. Leeds Prison is operated by HMP, and is still known locally as Armley Gaol (or Armley Jail), the historical name for the prison. The prison was a site of execution (by hanging) from 1847 until 1961. Some of it’s notable inmates are Charles Peace, John Poulson and Stefan Ivan Kiszko http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesley_Molseed_murder. To read more about the prison … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeds_(HM_Prison)

Lesley Susan Molseed (14 August 1964 – 5 October 1975) was an eleven-year old girl from Turf Hill, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, who was murdered on Rishworth Moor in West Yorkshire.

Stefan Ivan Kiszko (24 March 1952 – 23 December 1993), a 23-year-old local tax clerk of Ukrainian/Slovenian parentage, served 16 years in prison after he was wrongly convicted of her sexual assault and murder. His ordeal was described by one MP as “the worst miscarrages of justice of all time.” Kiszko was released in 1992 after forensic evidence showed that he could not have committed the murder. He died in December 1993. Ronald Castree was eventually found guilty of the crime on 12 November 2007.

The team who finally brought Ronald Castree to justice on the cold case review of the Molseed Enquiry worked out of Bob’s CID office at Richmond Police Station, Halifax. All of those dedicated officers we are very proud to say are personal friends.

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