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Unraveling the Mystery of Mulligan’s: A Peek into Leeds’ Nostalgic Past

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A Song Sheet with No Clues A song sheet advertisement was donated to the museum from a firm called “Mulligan’s,” but it came with no extra information. In some cases, other memorabilia provide clues to their origins, but this advertisement…

The best Zoo in Leeds? A Day at Wildlife World at Lotherton

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If you’re looking for a family-friendly adventure filled with fascinating animals and beautiful surroundings, look no further than Leeds Wildlife World at Lotherton, top Leeds Zoo attraction. Nestled in the picturesque countryside of North…

Diary of a Victorian Teenager, Episode Two

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This time on Diary of a Victorian Teenager  we delve into the diaries of Marianne Nicholson we hear news of her relations in Australia, and learn about transportation and colonialisation.
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Diary of a Victorian Teenager

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Have you ever watched a period drama and wondered what was really going on in the minds of teenagers at that time? Steph and Kath open the amazing Lotherton archives to share some of the secrets hidden inside, and explore what life was like…

What can a dress tell us? A look at cotton and the cotton industry

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Discover what this cotton dress can tell us about the history of the cotton industry and how people's attitudes towards fashion have changed over the last 200 years.