Some documents held by the Society
Some information on Riots in Leeds.
1786: A clothworkers petition.
1811/12: A Luddite anthem - the reference to Great Enoch is to a hammer that was used to smash machinery.
1820: Coffee p1, p2, p3 from the Leeds Mercury for June 1820; whilst not about Leeds directly, it highlights one of the Radical tactics in avoiding paying taxes to support the Government, and was a widely adopted tactic.
1830s/40s: James Watson - A Memoir ... .
1830s/40s: Chartism among females.
1838: The Northern Political Union.
1918: Call for a Labour Party: part of a series of articles looking at the early history of the socialist movement in Leeds, taken from the leeds Weekly Citizen.
1981: The Denis Healey Song. At this time, Denis - for many years the Leeds East MP - was not the darling of the left.
1988: A review by John Archer of Dulcie Yelland, 1907-1987: A Socialist of Our Times by Charles Yelland. Published in Revolutionary History 2(1), 1988.