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Sex and the City of Leeds

Sex and the City of Leeds
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6 Dec 2018 12pm - 1pm

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Leeds City Museum

Millenium Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8BH

On December 9th, 1946, Ellen Bransberg was fined forty shillings for ‘being a prostitute and importuning for immoral purposes’ in the city of Leeds. During the hearing, Bransberg was described by the police as ‘the best known prostitute in Leeds’. Bransberg may well have been the ‘best known’ sex worker, but the history of the sex trade is anything but well known.

In this fascinating talk, Dr Kate Lister and Basis Sex Work Project invite you to explore the hidden history of sex in the city of Leeds. We will unearth the earliest records of sex work in Leeds, trace the city’s efforts at regulation, healthcare and abolition to the present day, and shine a light on a vibrant, but little-known history of Leeds. The event is in association with HistFest.com and is introduced by historian Dr Sara Barker. 

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Wheelchair Access

The whole building is accessible and interactives and displays are set at a variety of heights.

Leeds City Museum
Free
  • Adults only
  • Wheelchair access
  • Heritage
  • Talk
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