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Annual Lecture Day

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Annual Lecture Day

Time: July 6, 2013 from 10:30am to 4pm
Location: West Leeds Scout Headquarters, LS28 7AQ
Street: The Lanes, Off Lowtown
City/Town: Pudsey, Nr Leeds West Yorkshire
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Event Type: family history, lecture day, lectures
Organized By: Jackie 2
Latest Activity: Jul 5, 2013

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Event Description

Our Annual Lecture Day with four specialist speakers

Saturday 10.30 am to 4.00 pm

£17.00 per person, payment in advance please.



Carol Smithies MBE

The Barnbow Lassies - Munitions Manufacture in two World Wars

Includes a first hand account of life on this substantial site located on the outskirts of Leeds.  Learn about the dangerous work the girls carried out and how they regarded their war effort.  The sheer logistics are quite amazing.


Dr Paul Carter, The National Archives & British Association for Local History

Our Ancestors, New Technology and Employment: Machine Breaking (the Luddites and Swing Rioters) in the 19th Century.  What happens when new technology impacted poorly on employment opportunities and wage levels?. This may appear a very modern question but it was one our  ancestors increasingly had to deal with as the nineteenth century progressed. A talk concentrating on the events and the archive of ordinary people they produced.


Dr Stephen Caunce

Yeomen Clothiers 1550 -1900: Men Difficult to Lead and Impossible to Drive.

An account of the development of the Yorkshire woollen industry, focusing on the Taylor family of Gomersal, near Leeds. They were the epitome of the hard-working
clothiers who combined farming and cloth making so effectively across this area of west of Leeds, but our knowledge of them is unusually great because Charlotte
Bronte immortalised them as key characters in her novel Shirley.


Graham Cornish - Industry Specialist

Copyright for today's Historian

It's on the internet so I can use it?  Gain an insight into the law and complicated applications of copyright - through some amusing and interesting topical stories.  Covers historic and modern records giving sensible and practical guidance..


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Refreshments provided - please bring a packed lunch (fridge available)

Disabled toilet facilities.

Residential on street parking.


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