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Blind Jack of Knaresborough: A Yorkshire Man of Vision

Blind Jack of Knaresborough: A Yorkshire Man of Vision
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22 Sep 2019 12pm - 12:45pm

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Leeds Beckett University Headingley Campus

Headingley Campus, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 5LF

An exploration of the life and achievements of John Metcalf, more commonly known as Blind Jack of Knaresborough. A pioneer of the 18th century, Blind Jack was not deterred by the impairment he acquired in his childhood and as a musician, trader, horseman, military adventurer and most notably road builder, there was little to which he did not turn his hand. Responsible for transforming the North's road infrastructure, Blind Jack was undoubtedly a man of great vision.

This talk is part of Leeds Beckett University's Heritage Open Days.

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