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The Howdills of Hanover SquareFeatured, Social History
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!
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Follow the Money! Acknowledging Colonialism in Leeds IndustryCollections, Industrial History
Industrial history is steeped in colonialism, which is too often brushed over in museum collections. Curator John McGoldrick says it's time museums account for where and how our industries have flourished.
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Smallpox and Temple NewsamBehind the Scenes, Featured
Discover the history of smallpox in this blog from Josh Turner, including how one unlucky Viscount of Temple Newsam contracted it in the 1700s.
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Frank Kidson and the Sounds of Our CityCollections, Social History
Sounds of Our City, the wonderful, shiny new exhibition has just opened at Abbey House Museum, looking at music over the centuries in Leeds.
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Fashionable Yorkshire: Preparing the MannequinsCollections, Dress & Textiles
Ahead of its opening in 2 weeks, Costume and Textiles intern Kay Eggleston gives us a behind the scenes look at preparing for the Fashionable Yorkshire exhibition!
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Christmas traditions from the collection(OLD) Christmas, (OLD) Social History
Social History Curator Nicola Pullan explores Christmas objects from the collection - from trees to pantomime Christmas may only come once a year, but in social history we have a nice collection of objects for the festive season, as people…