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Leeds in the age of great cities
Derek Fraser

: footware and clothing. In common with its commercial tradition and history, Leeds had well-developed legal, financial and business services, including the only provincial stock exchange. Transport links were improved still further with the coming of the railways and Leeds was served by three stations: Leeds New, Central and Wellington Street. The railways altered the fabric of the city centre, not only through the building of stations but also through embankments and viaducts which altered the skyline. In terms of the growth of the Jewish community, the building of the

in Leeds and its Jewish Community
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Reading Elizabeth Smart
Heather Walton

followed saw no resolution of the relationship with Barker. Reflections on this turbulent love affair provide the loose narrative structure of Smart’s most famous work, By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept. This was published in 1945 just before the birth of her third child. The couple were eventually to have four children and Smart shouldered the responsibility for their upbringing alone. She had to work extremely hard to maintain her family and her journalistic career (Homes and Gardens not The New Statesman) and this led to difficult periods of separation from

in Literature, theology and feminism
Jeffrey Richards

collection, description and classification. Their activities were characterised by a strong sense of place and a strong sense of the visual. Again, this applies directly to Ainsworth. Much of the work of the antiquarians was directly stimulated by the impact on British society, culture and landscape of the Industrial Revolution. Historical sites were under attack by the railways. When the railways began to spread, there was no protection for landscape or historical antiquities and there were many examples of ‘vandalism’, such as the demolition of

in The Lancashire witches
Ian Vellins

scheme, but the roll-call on 1 September revealed that half of the parents had had a last-minute change of mind and only 237 boys marched off in columns of fours down to Oakwood and boarded special trams which took the party to Beeston Station. They were then taken by train to Lincoln, arriving at 7 pm hot, dirty and very thirsty. Because very few of the railway carriages had corridors, the children were denied access to toilet facilities, although stacks of buckets were provided and the stench was awful. 53 According to Hinchcliffe, many

in Leeds and its Jewish Community
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The Jewish population of Leeds – how many Jews?
Nigel Grizzard

of the 1841 Census – married with children to Sarine Salomon, a Danish Jewish lady – and by 1851 was living in Bradford. Martin Hertz, another German Jewish merchant, moved to Bradford at the same time because Bradford was growing with the coming of the railway and the expansion of the wool trade. Gabriel Davis, one of the early leaders of the Leeds community, had a son who went to Shrewsbury – an unlikely move. However, there was a Leeds–Shrewsbury connection as one of Leeds’ major mill owners, John Marshall – who owned Marshall’s Mill – was a joint owner of

in Leeds and its Jewish Community
Transmigrancy, memory and local identities
Tony Kushner

eight children) arrived here from Hull, their entire riches consisting of sixpence. Late though it was (11pm) the railway officials considerately made up a large fire in one of the waiting rooms at the station, where the strangers passed the night. The porters, with equal kindness, collected among themselves a few coppers, wherewith they provided the poor family with bread and butter and coffee. 6 A visitor to Southampton in the early twentieth century commented how ‘In the streets near the docks a rare medley of peoples, races, and languages

in Anglo-Jewry since 1066
Leeds Jewish tailors and Leeds Jewish tailoring trade unions, 1876–1915
Anne J. Kershen

1885, following a refusal by employers to reduce the length of the working day, a strike was called. This coincided with the start of the busy period of production. A small number of workers called for caution, while others were concerned that the strike be ‘kept within the confines of the law’, 30 which by and large it was. This time Finn and his colleagues were ready, and when the would-be blacklegs from the capital arrived at Leeds railway station, Finn recalled how they were given ‘a brotherly talk and handed prepaid return tickets to London’. 31 With orders

in Leeds and its Jewish Community
Nils Freytag

has suggested. These emotions culminated in the fear of hell as punishment for religious and moral misbehaviour. 49 Trying to find a deeper meaning behind events strengthened the idea of illness as a punishment from God. But new fears were also integrated into traditional patterns of interpretation. An overt expression of this phenomenon was the common refusal to use the increasingly ubiquitous steam trains. Popular prejudices against the railways

in Witchcraft Continued
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Nicholas Vincent

-­Catholics had to content themselves with the rediscovery of dedications concealed, since the 1530s, by rededications to Saint Thomas the Apostle, and with echoes of earlier veneration, such as the fact that the Quarter Sessions of the Eastern division of Kent continued to meet on the Tuesday after the feast of Saint Thomas of Canterbury.75 The slum parish of St Thomas behind Oxford railway station was in the 1840s stridently reattributed to Saint Thomas the Martyr. It was there that the chasuble, that reddest of red popish rags, was first reintroduced to Anglican worship, and

in Making and remaking saints in nineteenth-century Britain
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John Privilege

railway workers to ship the body to Belfast, Protestant mobs rampaged through the shipyards on Queen’s Island driving Catholics from work. The action spread beyond the city with Two Irelands 175 attacks on Catholic businesses and the expulsion of Catholic workers from engineering works and mills across the north.48 The activity of IRA units contributed to the air of crisis which engulfed the new state. Attacks on the police were met with reprisals against Catholics. The Provisional Government in Belfast, which had been established to oversee the implementation of the

in Michael Logue and the Catholic Church in Ireland, 1879–1925