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Historical Event, Wed 3 Oct 2018

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Talk: You're Nicked - The First Women Police Offic

Talk: You're Nicked - The First Women Police Offic

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The first women policing in Leeds went on the beat over in the early 1900s. Women started policed the city as volunteers during the First World War up to the early part of the 1920s.

Writer and historian Chris Nickson has researched the stories of these early women PCs and the history behind this tumultuous time.

Find out how these early women police constables broke new ground for all those who followed in this informative talk.

THIS TALK IS PART OF A PROGRAMME OF AFTERNOON WOMEN'S HISTORY TALKS LINKED TO ABBEY HOUSE MUSEUM'S 2018 EXHIBITION A WOMAN'S PLACE.

The exhibition features stories and objects from strong pioneering women such as Leonora Cohen and Nicola Adams, from 1860 to the present day. Discover how everyday life has changed for women in the home, school and workplace.

Find out more at http://www.leeds.gov.uk/awomansplace [http://www.leeds.gov.uk/awomansplace]

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

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Dates Times
Wed 3 Oct 2018 14:30 to 15:30

Prices

Tickets £5, booking required. To book call 0113 3784079 or email abbey.house@leeds.gov.uk 

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 14 - Sun 19 Aug Remembrance
Sat 20 Jan - Mon 31 Dec A Woman's Place?
Tue 21 - Sun 26 Aug Remembrance
Tue 28 Aug - Sun 2 Sep Remembrance
Tue 4 - Sun 9 Sep Remembrance
Tue 11 - Sun 16 Sep Remembrance

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    Contact

    See description

    0113 3784079

    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