Social History

an image of an old cardboard box with "Two dozen Bray xxx inverted gas mantles" printed in red. Next to it is a small inverted mantle.

Lighting up Leeds: The Story of George Bray & Co

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Discover the history behind Leeds businessman George Bray, the 19th century gas lighting pioneer who changed the face of Britain.
an image of an open board of monopoly.

Monopoly: The Leeds Edition

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Explore the fascinating history of the nation's favourite board game with placement student Chelsea Knight.
A black and white head shot of a young Victorian woman. The bottom of the image says 'Albert Sachs, Bradford'.

Anonymous Women in the Collection

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Assistant Curator of Social History Nicola Pullan reflects on the many unamed women in the collection on #Stories day of #MuseumWeek. 
Imagining Little Red Riding Hood

Imagining Little Red Riding Hood

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Social History Curator Kitty Ross explores the tale of Little Red Riding Hood and it's many illustrations, in light of the Fairy Tales and Fantasy exhibition at Abbey House Museum.