Young curators pay tribute to city’s own flying aces

They were the daredevil Yorkshire pilots who courageously took to the skies during the historic air battles of the First World War. Now the heroic exploits of local RAF servicemen are being celebrated in a new museum display put together by two young history enthusiasts. Joe Enright, 18, and Callum Clarke, 19, both members…

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Object of the week- Suffragette badge

Part of a new display exploring the often tempestuous history of protests, this Suffragette’s badge is a small but poignant reminder of the struggle women once endured to secure the right to vote. The badge is one of three currently on display at Leeds City Museum, paying tribute to the local and national Suffrage…

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Object of the week- labour certificate

The sudden departure of fathers and husbands changed the dynamic of thousands of families in wartime Leeds. While soldiers were off fighting on the front lines of the First World War, their wives and children struggled to adapt to a very different life at home, stepping into new jobs and going off to school…

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