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Adel Grange (Adel) (1 comment)
Black & White image1967. 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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Blackman Lane, All Souls Church (Woodhouse)
Black & White image1888. View of All Souls Church on Blackman Lane. This church was built as a memorial to Dr. Walter Hook, vicar of Leeds between 1837 and 1859. It was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and completed by his son John Olrid Scott. The foundation stone was laid on 2nd September 1876 and the church was consecrated on 29th January 1880. Sited in one of the poorer districts of Leeds, All Souls is the baptism place of Emily Ford, co-founder of the Leeds Sufferage Society in 1890 The Church holds 8 folding panels depicting religious subjects painted by Ford.
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Leeds Parish Church Clergy (Meanwood) (1 comment)
Black & White image1926 Photo taken by Harold Grainger of the Clergy, Wardens and Friends of Leeds Parish Church. This was at Meanwoodside, home of Col. E. Kitson Clark, a garden party was being held there. On the left is Col. E. Kitson Clark, Vicar's Warden, then Mrs Ina Kitson Clark, hostess. Next Victor Bell, Church Warden, H. Bacon Smith who was a Church Warden, Choir Secretary and Treasurer. The lady in the dark clothing was Emily Ford. To her right is Rev. F. Baines, then Canon Thompson Elliott, Vicar of Leeds. Next, L.C. Perkin, Church Warden. The Rev W.E. Wilkinson is standing behind, then Rev John Gordon Holmes. R. Mcleannan, Church Warden is on the right.
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Park Lane nos. 18 - 12 (City Centre)
Black & White image1928. View of Park Lane. To the left is number 18 Victoria Buildings, moving right is Taylors Typewriter Copying Office, Hindle, Son and Lewis, auctioneers and rent collectors are at number 14 and to the right William Richardson, furnishers and cabinet makers are at number 12. In 1903 no. 18 Park Lane became the original home to the Leeds Arts Club founded by A.R Orage and journalist Holbrook Johnson. The Leeds Arts Club was instrumental in introducing a lot of the Leeds suffragettes and suffragists to socialism and politics. Mary Gawthorpe, Isabella, Bessie and Emily Ford we all members and heard lectures and debates given by George Bernard Shaw. In 1905 Isabella Ford gave a talk at The Arts Club called 'Women and the State' urging women to reassert their public rights. The club remained actively sympathetic to the suffrage movement.
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