Tag: Women’s Stories


Cross-Dressing, Elopement and Travels with Percy Shelley: the extraordinary life of Margaret King

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Whilst digitising our collection, we discovered a publication whose author has a very interesting history...
Miss Alicia Walton

Alicia Walton and the Role of the 19th Century Superintendent of Nurses

While looking for objects associated with Leeds General Infirmary, Rebecca Fallas was drawn to a picture of this kindly looking but clearly formidable woman.
A black and white head shot of a young Victorian woman. The bottom of the image says 'Albert Sachs, Bradford'.

Anonymous Women in the Collection

Assistant Curator of Social History Nicola Pullan reflects on the many unamed women in the collection on #Stories day of #MuseumWeek. 
Rosetta and Michael on their wedding day. Rosetta holds a bouquet of flowers, wearing a two-piece suit and skirt with white shoes and pearls. Michael has glasses, and wears a suit and thick rimmed glasses.

Fashionable Yorkshire: Rosetta Rowley’s Story

“Rosetta grew up in Bradford and lived through the Second World War and its aftermath. She was part of a working-class family. Her clothes are simple yet stylish"