Scarcroft Village Leeds
Scarcroft Village Leeds


Scarcroft Village Website

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Scarcroft Childrens Christmas Party

Fun with Mr Shuffles

Monday 22nd December

3.00 -5.00pm

Tickets £7.00

Call 0113 2892912 or 07962 625323

Scarcroft Then and Now: a History of the Village

Scarcroft has not previously had its history recorded and we look forward to the new book Scarcroft Then and Now: a History of the Village, due out in early December.

Written by two authors, Olav Arnold and Lionel Scott, who lived in the village for many years, it covers the origin of the village from Saxon times onwards, but also highlights the activities of its many clubs and societies. With 12 maps and over 100 photographs, it includes a record of life in Scarcroft as remembered by older residents.

Between them, the authors lived in Scarcroft for 100 years.  Lionel Scott concentrates on history from the earliest times to the present day, and Olav Arnold, a past chairman of the Parish Council, takes you on a tour of the village as well as describing events and village societies.  A final chapter sets out the reminiscences of former inhabitants of life in the early part of the last century.

 Available from the Thorner Shop and Post Office, Collingham Post Office. the Half Moon, the New Inn, the Bingley Arms, and Sandra Thompson (Berry Brow, Wetherby Road, Scarcroft),

 Price £10. Net proceeds in aid of Scarcroft Village Hall


Christmas Tree Lighting

Saturday 6th December

at 7pm

outside the New Inn

Music by the Kippax Silver Band

‘Supported by the Harewood Ward Members through the Outer North East Community Committee’

After the war came the Victory


Life during World War One in Scarcroft and Thorner is revealed in this new book by David Miller. The conflict took a devastating toll on the local men who went to fight: one in four of them were killed. For the country as a whole the figure was about one in nine.


Through words and pictures the book then moves on to how Thorner Victory Hall was built as a memorial to those who died.


Opened in 1924 by Joseph Watson of Scarcroft, the hall is still flourishing and celebrating its 90th birthday.


‘After the war came the Victory’ costs £10 and can be ordered by ringing 0113 289 2758 or email


For the Draft Version 10 of the Neighbourhood Plan please go to the Neighbourhood Plan Home Page or click 'here'

Scarcroft Village Development Working Group

Sub – Group for sites to be protected 


Report of the investigation, findings and recommendations of the

                                  Sub – Group for sites to be protected.

details here


Scarcroft in Bloom

The purpose of Scarcroft in Bloom is to improve the social and physical environment of the area in which we live and to create a more picturesque village.

Click here for more details