From memorable folk in the city centre to buildings, pubs and clubs (from the good old days) that are no longer there, everyone who has grown up in Wakefield holds some special memories.
5. Mulberry Bush
Have you told someone the story of the mulberry bush? The 19th century mulberry bush at HMP Wakefield is thought to have inspired the nursery rhyme 'Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush'. Women prisoners used to dance around the tree with their children, and invented the rhyme to keep the children amused. However, back in 2017, the much-loved tree was found to be riddled with a beetle infestation and canker – signalling the death knell of this living landmark. Earlier this year, before the tree was felled, a cutting was taken and given to the Estates Team at YSP to nurture and ensure the link to its past was not severed. Photo: s
6. Shapers Gym
Shapers gym above Unity Hall, described as the 'best gym ever' was remembered by many of you. Photo: s
7. Where shall we meet?
The place to meet someone? Under the bus station clock of course! Photo: s
8. Westgate Run
The Redoubt on Horbury Road was famous for being the starting point for the Westgate Run. Photo: s