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A sepia photograph of a captain in the army

Captain James Walker Foreman

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Leeds-born Captain James Walker Foreman flew 637 hours on the front line in World War One, and survived a bullet wound from below.
1906 Ordinance survey map (published 1908)

Skating in Edwardian Leeds

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In 1909, there were 5 skating rinks in Leeds. Using historic maps, Catherine Robins has found out exactly where they were and what became of the buildings after they closed.
Someone wearing purple gloves is holding a sword so you can see the hilt. It has a Japanese inscription and is a square cut out shape.

Samurai Swords at Leeds Discovery Centre

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Discover the fascinating history behind the Samurai Swords in our collection.

Gentleman Jack and 19th Century Sleeves

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Vanessa Jones gives context to the costumes featured in the new BBC One drama, Gentleman Jack.
A record with a red cover from Lloyds of Albion Place.

Record Shops in Leeds

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Discover the impressive history of record shops throughout Leeds.

We want your #LeedsThreads

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We want you to send us your #LeedsThreads for next year's shopping exhibition at Leeds City Museum.

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