Social History

The Triumph Werke scooter

The Triumph Werke Scooter

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Careers For All student Abu swots us up on his favourite object in the Leeds Discovery Centre collection: the Triumph Werke scooter.
A photograph of 3 young girls. They are all wearing coats and hats and two of them are holding dolls. Two are sat on some stools.

The Howdills of Hanover Square

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Duncan McCargo has been researching the lives of The Howdill family, who lived on Hanover Square in Leeds from 1907 to 1993. The twist: they lived in the house he now lives in!
Sheet music for the The Kirkgate Hornpipe

Frank Kidson and the Sounds of Our City

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Sounds of Our City, the wonderful, shiny new exhibition has just opened at Abbey House Museum, looking at music over the centuries in Leeds.
A record with a red cover from Lloyds of Albion Place.

Record Shops in Leeds

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Discover the impressive history of record shops throughout Leeds.
First Leeds Festival in 1999

Leeds Festival and its Posh Predecessor

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Ahead of the upcoming Music exhibition in 2020, Ellie Parmenter has uncovered an early predecessor to the Leeds Festival we know today.
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