Ford Maguire Society meeting on Leyland riots of 1917

The Ford Maguire Society present

The Leylands Riots of June 1917

Wednesday, 19th September, at 7pm Northern School of Contemporary Dance 98 Chapeltown Road, Leeds LS7 4BH

On 3rd and 4th June 1917, Leeds experienced some of the worst rioting in its history, when thousands of its inhabitants stormed into the Leylands district of the city, vandalising the homes, communal buildings and business premises of the city’s large Jewish community. This lecture will commence with an examination of both the long-term trends and the immediate causes of this outrage. The major events will then be thoroughly analysed and, finally, the roles of the police, the judiciary, the local press and the national government will all be critically assessed

Speaker: Dr David Beeston



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