Holy Trinity church Leeds.
It has been quite a while since I was last inside Holy Trinity church on Boar lane in Leeds city centre.
This afternoon I spent a little time inside the church mostly looking at the stained glass windows and the various monuments to long dead Leeds worthies.
The first thing I noticed on a wall just inside the entrance was a Leeds civic trust blue plaque to a Lady Betty Hastings. I had not heard of this lady before reading the plaque, she put up £1,000 towards the cost of building Holy Trinity and endowed charities that still provide educational help to this day.
The blue plaque at holy Trinity reads:
Lady Betty Hastings of Ledston Hall was a lifelong patron of charities for education, the promotion of Christian knowledge and the relief of poverty. In 1721 when the scheme for building this church was revived, her magnificent donation of £1000 ensured its success. 1682-1739
Three primary schools in the villages of Collingham, Ledsham and Thorp Arch are named after Lady Betty.
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