‘Leeds is turning into California’
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.