‘Leeds is turn­ing into Cal­i­for­nia’

Yorkshire Post - - FEATURES & COMMENT -

WASH WEST­MORE­LAND now lives in LA but has fond mem­o­ries of grow­ing up in York­shire – al­though he says Leeds has changed a great deal over the years.

“Last time I was in Leeds some of my friends were talk­ing about yoga classes and where to get or­ganic veg – this is a lot more like Cal­i­for­nia than the Leeds I grew up in,” he ex­plains.

West­more­land grew up in Moor­town, at­tend­ing the re­cently de­funct Fir Tree School, and his fa­ther De­nis was a great cin­ema en­thu­si­ast as well as be­ing a main­te­nance en­gi­neer for the elec­tric board.

His mother, Mar­garet McMana­man, worked at hair sa­lon Mar­lene’s Coif­feur be­fore she formed a build­ing com­pany with his step­fa­ther, Michael.

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