Historypin: Share Your Stories and Memories of Leeds

by Sally Hughes, History Pin Outreach Librarian, Central Library

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Leeds Libraries and the Big Lottery have started a new project with the wonderful website Historypin – and we need your stories!

We aim to bring older adults together to share stories and memories of the history of Leeds, as told by the people who have lived through it. Do you have stories to share or know someone who does? We’ll be having informal group meet-ups and reminscence-style sessions around the city over the next year, using library resources and objects to start conversations and spark memories.

We’re also looking for volunteers to help out with the project itself, from facilitating sessions to editing oral recordings. We encourage anyone with an interest in heritage in Leeds to get in touch. To take part, or for more information, contact Sally Hughes on (0113) 378 5005 or via e-mail at Sally.Hughes2@leeds.gov.uk.

Early 1960s. Image shows some of the female workforce of John Collier's (remembered by many as Prices Tailors Ltd. although it was sold in 1954) as they cluster around celebrity and glamorous film star, Patricia Medina. Taken from our archive of historic photographs - www.leodis.net. You can also browse sets of photographs on subjects such as arcades, parks, public houses, shopping and cinema at www.leodiscollections.net
Early 1960s. Image shows some of the female workforce of John Collier’s (remembered by many as Prices Tailors Ltd. although it was sold in 1954) as they cluster around celebrity and glamorous film star, Patricia Medina. If  this image has stirred your memories of life in Leeds, why not take a look through our archive of historic photographs? – www.leodis.net. You can also browse curated sets of photographs on subjects such as Arcades, parks, public houses, shopping and cinema at www.leodiscollections.net
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