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Hollybush: Party – Blue Plaque Unveiling to Celebrate Joseph Whitwell

June 5 @ 3:30 pm

Leeds Civic Trust are delighted to be unveiling our 195th blue plaque to celebrate Joseph Whitwell!
Joseph Whitwell pioneered forcing rhubarb for commercial purposes at Hollybush Farm in the 1860s. By 1871 his huge enterprise employed 28 people. In 1880, the Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society reported that Joseph Whitwell was the largest grower of forced rhubarb in a single location!
Did you know about Leeds’ claim to forced rhubarb growing?
Unveiling information:
Wednesday 5th June, 15:30 – 17:30
The unveiling will take place at 16:00
The unveiling will take place at Holly Bush Conservation Centre Broad Lane, Leeds LS5 3BP, in the Upper Front Garden.
Following the unveiling people are invited to progress to the lower front garden (fully accessible). The café will be open providing refreshments with a rhubarb theme.
Register your attendance for the unveiling here:
With thanks to Leodis and The Yorkshire Society for the images.

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June 5
3:30 pm
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Hollybush Conservation Centre
Broad Lane
Leeds, LS5 3BP
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