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Historical Event, Wed 25 Sep 2019, free entry

Lunchtime Talk: Edmund Smith - A Biographical Acco

Lunchtime Talk: Edmund Smith - A Biographical Acco


Join Richard Smith to explore the varied life of his Great-Grandfather Edmund Smith, who moved to Leeds in 1857: his success as a self-made businessman, followed by family tragedy and scandal.

Richard Smith is a qualified and experienced History Teacher and author of ‘A Saga of Smiths: An Epic Family History’ – a work that he took twenty years to complete. This Family History began as a response to his father's death in April 1999, being finally completed in April 2019 following his mother’s death during the previous November. Ambitious in scope, it traces key family members – some of whom were 'larger than life' characters with an exceptional talent for business. Its pages portray some 'strong-minded' women whose lasting influence has been felt down the generations. ‘A Saga of Smiths' covers a timescale of over one thousand years.

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

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Dates Times
Wed 25 Sep 2019 13:00 to 14:00


Free entry

Please note that admission is by ticket.



    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