The Children's Home in Belle Isle is once again open after been closed and empty for quite some time.
Did you know that in August 1953 a number of children from Lanshaw Crescent Home and two other children's homes in Leeds joined together and went on a day trip.
In total 156 children aged between 5 years old and 15 years old, along with Foster Mothers and the Carers from the Homes went in a convoy of 38 decorated taxis and had a well deserved day out at Bolton Abbey. What made it more fun was that the taxi drivers didn't just drop them off and go, they stayed and played games all day.
You can imagine the looks on their faces and for quiet a lot of them, it would have been their very first trip to the countryside.