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Historical Event, Tue 3 Oct 2017

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Talk: The Water Babies and Child Chimney sweeps

Talk: The Water Babies and Child Chimney sweeps

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Social History Curator Kitty Ross discusses the real stories of child chimney sweeps behind Charles Kingsley's novel The Water Babies.

Leeds Museums and Galleries are the custodians of a unique and fascinating collection of 'Sweepiana' (things relating to chimney sweeps, their working conditions and the folklore, literature and mythology surrounding the subject) which were collected by Dr Sidney A. Henry and acquired by the museum in 1956.

This talk is part of a series for the 2017 Fairy Tales and Fantasy exhibition at Abbey House Museum.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

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Dates Times
Tue 3 Oct 2017 14:30 to 15:30

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    Address

    Abbey Walk,
    Abbey Road,
    Kirkstall,
    Leeds,
    LS5 3EH

    Location

    Directions

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    Map reference: SE 259363  Lat: 53.82237 Long: -1.60710

    By Car - from Leeds City Centre follow the A65 (Kirkstall Road) for approximately 2 ½ miles. Abbey House can be found on your right approximately ¼ mile after the Kirkstall Retail Park, opposite Kirkstall Abbey.

    Public Transport - Abbey House is located directly on a well serviced bus route.

    Buses: 33, 33a and 757 travel from the city centre to Kirkstall Road.

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Headingley & Kirkstall Forge station

    Facilities

    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups