2018 meets 1918, 1818, 1718…

To mark (yet another) new year, librarian Antony Ramm takes a brief look at a a small selection of books from the Central Library collections, all celebrating a significant milestone this year (100th-anniversary, 200th-anniversary, 300th-anniversary):  Women and the Labour Party (ed., Dr. Marion Phillips) A collection of essays published in 1918, all written by women…

Who Led Leeds? Case Study #1: Maud Dightam

by Antony Ramm, Local and Family History, Central Library This article also forms #3 in our occasional series People of Leeds – a celebration of lesser-known contributors to the Leeds story.  Many readers will be familiar with the name and the achievements of Alice Bacon, the first woman elected as an MP in Leeds. And some…