People of Leeds

A series of articles celebrating some lesser-known contributors to the Leeds story. Click a link to read the full profile. 

#1: Samuel Schofield – aka Sam The Newsman
19th-century newsagent and theatre programme seller, who was a familiar figure on Leeds streets

#2: Cedric Clarke
Leeds’ first Councillor of African-Caribbean heritage

#3: Maud Dightam
Joint-first woman elected as a local Councillor in Leeds

#4: Olga Denver
Circus performer, and friend to Hollywood stars

#5: Mary Brewer
Another circus performer, proprietor and professional weightlifter

#6: Alice Mann
Leeds-born Radical publisher and printer

#7: John De Morgan
19th-century Radical, active in Leeds during the late 1870s

#8: Annie Tunnington
The ‘Poppy Lady of Leeds’

#9: Dr. Isaac Hipshon
Jewish Doctor, novelist and playwright

#10: Godfrey Wood
Confectioner, caterer and businessman

#11: Henry Baker
Superintendent of Leeds Corporation Fire Brigade