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Art Exhibition, Sat 1 Dec 2018 - Sun 20 Jan 2019, free entry

Pleasure, Privilege, Privations

Pleasure, Privilege, Privations


Lofthouse Park near Wakefield, 1908-1922

_Pleasure, Privilege, Privations _is on display at Leeds Local and Family History Library and explores the local and global history of Lofthouse Park, a First World War camp for civilian internees and military prisoners. Lofthouse Park was a pleasure park for the people of Yorkshire until 1914. When war broke out, the site located between Leeds and Wakefield was transformed into an internment camp for 1,500 civilian 'enemy aliens'. From October 1918 until December 1919, it served as a prisoner-of-war camp for over 1,000 captured German officers and orderlies.

The exhibition_ _is part of the British German project _In the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time _and was developed with postgraduate students from the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at Leeds University.

A free lunchtime talk on the camp and the war years is offered on 12 December 2018, 1-2pm.

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Sat 1 Dec 2018 - Sun 20 Jan 2019 00:00 to 00:00


Free entry

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    Calverley Street,
    LS1 3AB



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    Map reference: SE 298338  Lat: 53.79966 Long: -1.54903

    By Car:

    Follow signs for Leeds city centre. On approaching the city, follow signs for the City Loop. The loop road take you past the Library on the right (just after the Town Hall), with the closest car park being The Light.

    By Public Transport:

    From Leeds train station, walk up Park Row to The Headrow. Cross the road and turn left. The Library is next to the Art Gallery on your right, with and outdoor chessboard, outside the entance. There are two entrances - one for disabled access and one via steps.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • PostboxPostbox
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality