Finishing a Creative Writing Course at Lea Lane School Horsforth in 2003 some class members decided to form an informal writing group (Yeadon Writers) meeting at Yeadon Library. Beginning in 2004, the objective was to continue writing and provide encouragement with constructive criticism during the meetings. Two years later Yeadon Town Hall became more convenient for access. 2007 brought the suggestion to enter pieces for the Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts in the poetry and short story section, some members entered primarily to obtain unbiased opinion in the form of a critique. To everyone's surprise some entries won first place while other results were very positive. Group members have continued ever since with many firsts and trophies being won. We always welcome new members to add diversity so don't be put off if you are a beginner who enjoys putting pen to paper, or your fingers on the keyboard.