Queens of Industry
Date and time
Fri 03 November 2017
Leeds Industrial Museum
Leeds Industrial Museum’s new exhibition Queens of Industry, focuses on telling the stories of the women who were elected to represent some of Britain’s greatest industries. (You go, girls!)
The idea behind the exhibition came from a visitor named Doreen Kerfoot, who revealed that she was the first Yorkshire Wool Queen back in 1947. Now in her nineties, Doreen went from being an ordinary young weaver with a talent for singing to starring in a promotional film for the wooden industry and being given the opportunity to sing professionally!
The exhibition uncovers many more stories like Doreen’s, and each individual queen featured has a unique tale to tell. Some went to Blackpool to switch on the illuminations, while other travelled as far as Russia to meet Stalin on behalf of their industry.
So, if you’re intrigued by women’s history, then head on down to Armley next month and enter the world of the Queens of Industry! www.leeds.gov.uk/queensofindustry