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They Came, They Sewed, They Stayed

They Came, They Sewed, They Stayed
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22 Mar 2019 10am

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Kirkstall Abbey

Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS5 3EH

In collaboration with ‘The 1152 Club’, Leeds Museums & Galleries Services.

The ‘1152 Club’ — based in the spectacular surroundings of Kirkstall Abbey — meet every other Friday to listen to guest speakers on a variety of fascinating topics.

This week’s talk will focus on the experiences of the Irish women who left Ireland during the 1950’s and 1960’s; the journey and their memories of arriving in inner city industrial Leeds from rural Ireland with many finding work in the then vibrant tailoring industry or other similar often low paid jobs in the public sector or health service and how many of those friendships made remain to the present day.

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During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.

  • Wheelchair access

The visitor centre is fully accessible and so are most of the grounds. Please note that Kirkstall Abbey is a heritage site and some areas of the grounds are cobbled and/or uneven.

Irish Arts Foundation
  • Free Event
  • Wheelchair access
  • Heritage
  • Talk
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