Category Archives: Leeds1914

#LEEDS1914 Leeds appeal after losing 3-1 to Clapton in the dark

(Leeds, early March 1914) Controversy at Clapton Orient on 2nd March where Leeds City, standing fourth in Division Two, ¬†go down 3-1. The Orient officials had booked a 4.30pm start for the Monday match in order to get as large … Continue reading

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#LEEDS1914 Repercussions for vice-chancellor after student “blacklegs” help break council strike

(Leeds, early March 1914) It’s well over two months since the dispute ended, but the repercussions of the winter strike by workers at Leeds Corporation are still being felt. The city had ground to a halt in December when over … Continue reading

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#LEEDS1914 People reading too much fiction, watching too much football, says city librarian

(Leeds, early March, 1914) People in Leeds are taking less fiction out of the public libraries, but they’re still reading too much of it. That’s the view of City Librarian T. W. Hand in an interview with the Yorkshire Evening … Continue reading

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#LEEDS1914 “What is to become of the rent-strikers’ families?” “That is not my business”

(Leeds, early March, 1914) It’s all over bar the shouting for a rent strike in the city after landlords win a key court battle. In a test case at Leeds County Court His Honour Judge Greenhow grants landlords permission to … Continue reading

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