Tag: local history

The Hunslet man who survived the Somme, but died of pneumonia

William Arthur Hollings from Hunslet joined the Leeds Pals Battalion and fought in the Battle of the Somme during the First World War. Although he survived the battle, he later died of pneumonia. This is his story. William was born on 4 September 1890, the fourth of six children. The

Mary Gawthorpe: South Leeds Suffragette

To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, we present stories of inspirational women with links to South Leeds: Mary Gawthorpe was born in 1881 in Woodhouse, Leeds, to John and Annie Gawthorpe. Her Dad was a leather worker and her Mum helped to support the family by being a