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…

Who Led Leeds? Public Service between the Wars

University of Leeds PhD student Pushpa Kumbhat is working on a new project with the support of Leeds Central Library’s Local and Family History department. She writes… We are creating a collection of short biographies commemorating the lives of public servants – local leaders of Leeds who served on the Council between the First and…