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Search Aspect (ISABELLA FORD )
Location - Leeds & District

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Adel Grange (Adel)
Black & White imageJune 1967. View shows a large stone built house, Adel Grange, mostly obscured by trees. Situated on Adel Grange Close, it is now a residential care home. It is noted as being the home, between 1865 and 1922, of Isabella Ford, a reputed trade unionist, socialist, women's suffrage campaigner and peace activist. Born in 1855, she was the daughter of Quaker solicitor Robert Ford and his wife Hannah Pease, who moved to Adel Grange when she was ten.
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Adel Grange (Adel)
Black & White imageJune 1967. Front view of a large stone built house, Adel Grange, situated on Adel Grange Close. It is noted as being the home, between 1865 and 1922, of Isabella Ford, a reputed trade unionist, socialist, women's suffrage campaigner and peace activist. Born in 1855, she was the daughter of Quaker solicitor Robert Ford and his wife Hannah Pease, who moved to Adel Grange when she was ten.
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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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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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