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.