When the Robots Came to Leeds

Heritage volunteer and guest blogger Tony Scaife looks back to 1920s Leeds, when the new word ‘robot’ had a somewhat different meaning… The robot army arrived in Leeds on Friday 16 March 1928. Readers will have to judge for themselves whether Councillor Turtington and the other members of the Leeds Highways Committee were prescient, deluded or…

November 11: Remembrance Day

Read all our previous posts on Central Library books and other materials relating to the First World War, or browse our research guide for a more detailed look at how our collections can help you find out more about the conflict and trace your War ancestors. A collections guide to contemporary responses to the 1914-1918 period is…

Read More: American Politics and Elections

by Antony Ramm, Local and Family History, Central Library This is an entry in our Read More series. These are ‘long-form’ articles, where staff offer a curated and detailed look at areas of our book collections, usually based around a specific theme or subject. These posts aim to guide the interested reader through to those books that offer…