Telling the stories of Leeds’ migrants

A City and its Welcome: Three Centuries of Migrating to Leeds – what a wonderful exhibition – and well worth seeing

International Relations Leeds

Leeds City Museum has celebrated the launch of a new exhibition that explores some of the personal stories of Leeds’ migrant communities and looks at what they brought with them to make a home in Leeds.

Gloria 1Stories include that of Gloria Hanley who left the Caribbean for England in the late 1960s. Originally from St Kitts, Gloria arrived in the UK in 1968 where she trained as a nurse before coming to Leeds in the early 1980s to pursue a career as a midwife.

Commenting on her experiences, Gloria, who now lives in Moortown, said: “I’ve lived in Leeds for over forty years and have seen how the city has changed, sometimes beyond recognition. Initially I always went back to London for a good time but not anymore – Leeds is a thriving city and I love living here.

“When I was asked I had no hesitation lending my exhibits…

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