Tag: Leeds History

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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!
an advert for hudson railway material, for every railway requirement

Follow the Money! Acknowledging Colonialism in Leeds Industry

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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.
A satirical cartoon showing a doctor innoculating patients.

Smallpox and Temple Newsam

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Discover the history of smallpox in this blog from Josh Turner, including how one unlucky Viscount of Temple Newsam contracted it in the 1700s.
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.
Fashionable Yorkshire

Fashionable Yorkshire: Preparing the Mannequins

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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!

Christmas traditions from the collection

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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…

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