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April 2019

Queens of industry

April 28 @ 10:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Leeds Industrial Museum, Armley Mills, Canal Road
Armley, Leeds, LS12 2QF United Kingdom
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Exhibition revealing untold stories of working class women elected to represent some of Britain’s greatest industries from coal to cotton. Queens of Industry were a 20th century phenomenon; the first Railway Queens elected in the 1920s and the last Coal Queen crowned in the 1980s. Free with museum admission. Please note Mondays: Closed (Open Bank Holiday Mondays, 10:00 - 17:00) Tuesday - Saturday & 10:00 - 17:00 Last admission 16:00 Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

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August 2019

Peterloo and Yorkshire

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Leeds Central Library, 2nd Floor, Central Library, Calverley Street
Leeds, LS1 3AB United Kingdom
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A local history talk by Professor Malcolm Chase, exploring the events of 1819 at 'Peterloo' and their impact on Yorkshire.

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September 2019

The Black Sheep in My Family.

September 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Castleford Library

Free Local & Family History event for beginners.

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Alarming Electricity or Ghastly Gas?

September 4 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Abbey House Museum, Abbey Walk, Kirkstall
Leeds, LS5 3EH United Kingdom
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Tricky decisions for the Late Victorian Household. Talk by Graeme Gooday.£5.50.Booking required on 0113 3784079.

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Church & Chapel in 19th Century Ossett.

September 4 @ 7:30 pm
Methodist Church, Horbury

A talk by David Scriven to Horbury Historical Society. Visitors £2.50.

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Wish You Were Here

September 8 @ 2:00 pm
Bagshaw Museum, Wilton Park, Batley + Google Map

History Wardrobe Presentation by Lucy Adlington on the history of swimwear. £12.50. Booking essential.

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Family History for Beginners Workshop.

September 11 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Leeds Central Library, 2nd Floor, Central Library, Calverley Street
Leeds, LS1 3AB United Kingdom
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An Introduction to key concepts and resources for beginners. Free but book on 0113 3786982

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Struggles & Suffrage in Wakefield

September 11 @ 7:30 pm
Wakefield Town Hall, Kingswood St United Kingdom + Google Map

A talk about women's lives and the fight for equality by Gaynor Halliday to Wakefield Historical Society. Visitors £2

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Heritage Open Days

September 13 @ 8:00 am - September 22 @ 5:00 pm

Numerous venues all over England. The theme will be 'People Power' in recognition of the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre.

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Coupons, Quality and Civilian Clothing.

September 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square
Leeds, LS2 8BH United Kingdom
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With photographs, documents and original garments, discover how M & S provided for customers despite the challenges of WW11. Free talk by Kate Cameron. Free refreshments.

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