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Adel Grange
1967. View of Adel Grange, a large stone built house, situated on Adel Grange Close. It is noted as being the home, between 1865 and 1922, of The Ford sisters including Isabella Ford, Emily Ford and Bessie Ford reputed trade unionists, socialists, anti-slavery campaigners, women's suffrage movement members and peace activists. Isabella Ford was a founder member of the Leeds Tailoresses Union and the Leeds Women's Suffrage Society, and later became involved with the Independant Labour Party. Isabella invited Christabel Pankhurst to stay in 1906 when she visited Leeds to speak on suffrage. The Quaker family's background led them to be pacifists and they campaigned for peace and disarmament during the First World War. Fund raising events took place here for various causes including The Leeds Arts Fund, Women's education and the LWSS which was founded by the Ford sisters. Adel Grange is now a residential care home.

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