Object of the week- Lord Mayor’s penny

Ninety years ago, the Lord Mayor of Leeds and his wife became the first people to walk through doors of Abbey House Museum in Kirkstall. Paying a penny each to enter, Hugh Lupton, who held the office in 1927, and the Lady Mayoress were the guest of honour at the museum’s official opening. The…

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Mayor to make history at museum’s 90th birthday celebration

History will repeat itself this weekend when a much-loved Leeds museum welcomes a very special guest to its 90th birthday celebrations. The Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Jane Dowson will visit Kirkstall’s Abbey House Museum this Saturday, July 15, to join in a week-long birthday party which has included special talks, activities and performances. During…

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