Monthly Archives: November 2015

Early Victorian Railway Excursions: ‘The Million Go Forth’

Susan Major writes: My book on railway excursions has just been published by Pen and Sword Books Ltd. Based on my doctoral research with the Institute of Railway Studies at the University of York/National Railway Museum, it explores the way that the new railway excursions of the 1840s made it possible for ordinary people in […]

Women Work War

Meredith Andrea reviews a fascinating exhibition about the First World War at the Leeds Industrial Museum, Armley Mills, Leeds: Between 1914 and 1918 an estimated two million women replaced men in employment nationally as conscription bit and casualties rose. By the end of 1918 it was illegal to exclude women from work on the grounds of gender. If […]

New traders celebrate historic traditions

It’s good to see two newcomers complementing our range of independent traders on Bishy Road. This gives us a chance to look back at the previous history of these two particular shops. We’re thrilled to see that both are reflecting some old traditions. Olive’s Nest is on the corner at no 4 Scarcroft Road, selling […]

Successful bid for £10,000 support from Heritage Lottery Fund

We’re very pleased to announce today that our History Group has been awarded £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for our new project, Impact and Legacy of the First World War on our Neighbourhood. Awarded through HLF’s First World War Then and Now programme, this grant will support a two year project from January […]