The 1844 Military Riot

The Military Riot (9-11 June 1844) Green Man Pub, Kirkgate & Green Parrot Pub, Harper Street In June 1844 reports of soldiers from the 70th Infantry attacking members of the public led to an outbreak of violence at the Green Man pub. Police arriving to arrest the soldiers were booed by an anti-police crowd and…

The Sheepscar Triangle – the Irish community in Leeds

This week, as part of Irish History Month, Librarian Helen Skilbeck looks back at some of the local hauntsĀ  of the Irish community in Leeds. Join us for a lunchtime talk on 13th March with Irish Arts that will continue this theme and look at the specific importance of the Sheepscar triangle. Talk details: The…