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Exhibition, Tue 25 Jun - Fri 5 Jul 2019, free entry

Many Happy Returns - 70 Years of NHS Memories

Many Happy Returns - 70 Years of NHS Memories


Come and join Space2 at their Many Happy Returns exhibition at Leeds Central Library to mark the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service.

Over the past year, we have been capturing memories about the NHS bringing to life times before the birth of the NHS followed by 70 years of its development, through the voices of people from Leeds.

This is a unique opportunity to enjoy and celebrate 70 years of memories of NHS and the impact it has made on our local community through visual arts and written word. The small part of the exhibition has been touring different venues in Leeds, such as  Thackray Medical Museum, Chapeltown Library and The Old Fire Station in Gipton, where Space2 is based. The final exhibition at Leeds Central Library include a book documenting 12 of the stories collected, with photographs of the contributors; and three banners, crafted in traditional Trade Union style, doctor’s screens which are printed with photographs and quotes; a unique appliquéd chair and embroidered textile bunting. The visitors will also be able to enjoy medical memorabilia courtesy of the Thackray Medical Museum and Leeds Central Library will also display a shelf of selected NHS-related books.

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

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 25 Jun - Fri 5 Jul 2019 09:00 to 17:00


Free entry



    See description


    Calverley Street,
    LS1 3AB



    See location of Leeds Central Library on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    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