For King, Country & Home

Photo c.1945 of the late Charles Dawkins (L) kindly shared by his family for the For King, Country & Home exhibition at Leeds Central Library from April 27th 

The much anticipated ‘For King, Country & Home’ Exhibition is now open in the Local Studies department, second floor, of the Leeds Central Library and runs until June 24th. The exhibition looks at the lives of Jamaican WWII veterans of Leeds and includes rare photographs, keepsakes and memories gathered over the years by the families of those who, pre-Windrush, unwittingly formed the beginnings of the city’s Black community.

Part of the Jamaica Society Leeds ‘Out of Many Festival’, this is the latest exhibition from the curators of the excellent 2019 ‘Eulogy’ exhibition and the 2022, King Charles III approved ‘Rebellion to Romance’ exhibition

King, Country and Hone is made possible thanks to National Lottery players by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England. For King, Country & Home is supported by a Leeds Civic Trust Community heritage Grant and in partnership with Leeds Libraries.

From Thursday 27th April until June, Local & Family History Library, Leeds Central Library. During normal library opening hours.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Bill Airey says:

    The link given below doesn’t seem to work?

    1. Sorry Bill, we didn’t include any links, can you let me know which part you thought would be a link and I’ll look into it. Lou

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