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Exhibition, Fri 19 - Wed 31 Jul 2019, free entry

19th-century Leeds Radicalism

19th-century Leeds Radicalism


A new exhibition, exploring the rich radical tradition of 19th-century Leeds, using books and other materials from the Leeds Central Library collections. 

Broadly split into two sections – Leeds radicalism to and from 1832  – the exhibition showcases books and pamphlets by such writers and activists as James Watson [], Richard Carlile, Richard Oastler, James and Alice Mann, F.R. Lees [], John Francis Bray, Joshua Hobson and Joseph Barker []. You can also see a genuine 19th-century policeman’s truncheon – used during the 1842 Plug Riot disturbances in Leeds, as well as two political cartoons [] published during the 1874 and 1880 Leeds parliamentary elections.

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

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Dates Times
Fri 19 - Wed 31 Jul 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