Street vendors were an inherent aspect of Victorian Britain, but often forgotten…
Whilst digitising our collection, we discovered a publication whose author has a very interesting history…
Miss Nora Passavant dressed as ‘The Leeds Daily Papers’ at the 1891 Fancy Dress Ball. Joshua King explores the life of Nora and the rest of the Passavant women.
The second in our 1891 Fancy Dress Ball series, this time on the life of Wilfred Nicholson who attended dressed as Mephistopheles.
Discover the immense influence of Samson Fox, who made his fortune through pioneering products manufactured by Leeds Forge.
In May 1968 the Leeds Infirmary (now the Leeds General Infirmary) opened its doors at its current location on Great George Street. However, its first visitors were not in need of medical attention but art lovers.
The first in a series exploring the children who attended the Juvenile Fancy Dress Ball at Leeds Town Hall in 1891.
While looking for objects associated with Leeds General Infirmary, Rebecca Fallas was drawn to a picture of this kindly looking but clearly formidable woman.
Explore the portraits in our ‘Sweepiana’ collection of items relating to chimney sweeps with Leila Prescott.
Uncover the story of Mary Wood, Dewsbury’s Wool Queen from 1931-32, in light of the Queens of Industry exhibition.
On 7 January we said goodbye to our final visitors to the last leg of the exhibition tour, developed in partnership with Wellcome Collection and the Museum of London.
Discover the story of the famous Leeds surgeon, Lord Moynihan, who had ‘the heart of a lion and the hands of a lady’.