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Chimney Sweep Portraits in the Social History Collection

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Explore the portraits in our 'Sweepiana' collection of items relating to chimney sweeps with Leila Prescott.

Mary Wood: Dewsbury’s Wool Queen

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Uncover the story of Mary Wood, Dewsbury’s Wool Queen from 1931-32, in light of the Queens of Industry exhibition.

Heart of a Lion and the Hands of a Lady: Lord Moynihan of Leeds

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Discover the story of the famous Leeds surgeon, Lord Moynihan, who had 'the heart of a lion and the hands of a lady'. 
A woodblock printed with a colourful image of a goddess sitting on a lotus flower, with children gazing up at her.

Lotus Flowers in Leeds

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With the summer in full swing and flowers in full bloom, Libo Zhu explores the symbolism and histories behind the Chinese Lotus artefacts in our World Cultures collection.

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