Talk discussing Leeds life in 1890s to take place at Kirkstall Abbey

Venue: Kirkstall Abbey. Photo: Susan Tellum

Kirkstall Abbey will host one of its fortnightly heritage talks for people aged 55 and over, thanks to a group called the 1152 Club, writes Liam O’Sullivan.

The 1152 Club, named after the year Kirkstall Abbey was established, was formed in 2015 and aims to educate the older generation about the history of the local area, as well as world cultures. 

Speakers share their own research, which has varied in the past from the story of a New York gangster in Leeds in the early 1900s, to a talk about life in Sierra Leone 

The free talk tomorrow (Tuesday, 27 September 2022) is being conducted by Lorraine Harding from 10am to 11.15am and will be about what childhood was like in the 1890s in Meanwood and Woodhouse.

Tickets can be reserved on the Eventbrite website, and guests are welcomed with a warm drink when they arrive. For those that can’t attend, talks are also shared on Leeds Museums’ YouTube channel.


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