People of Leeds #2: Cedric Clarke

University of Huddersfield history student and library volunteer Haaris Mahmood continues his series of articles for The Secret Library, by looking back over the life of Cedric Clarke: Leeds’ first Councillor of African-Caribbean heritage. This is also the second entry in our occasional People of Leeds series, where we explore the lives and achievements of lesser-known…

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…