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Historical Event, Wed 19 Jun 2019


"A Most Singular Accident" -  accident & inquest r

"A Most Singular Accident" - accident & inquest r


With Vicky L Knowles (University of Sheffield)

Local newspaper reports reveal some very unusual, and some sadly common accidents that befell the population of Leeds in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Using examples from inquests and court cases this talk explores how domestic and everyday dangers changed over time, and how attitudes changed towards risk and responsibility. It may well leave you feeling grateful for today's health and safety legislation.....but you can't always legislate for human errors!

A talk to tie in with Abbey House Museum's Danger Zone exhibition. []

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

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Wed 19 Jun 2019 14:45 to 15:45


Advance booking essential. Pay on day - £5.50 (includes entry to the rest of the museum).

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    Abbey Walk,
    Abbey Road,
    LS5 3EH



    See location of Abbey House Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    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


    • 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