Stephanie Webb

Leeds Museums and Galleries
Stephanie Webb runs the Preservative Party youth group at Leeds Museums and Galleries. Having enjoyed being members of the group previously, she and her colleague, Verity Smith, became coordinators in June 2013. The Preservative Party are a group of 13-24 year olds from Leeds and the surrounding area, who are interested in museums, history and culture. They work on a variety of projects with museum staff and collections. The Preservative Party have produced WW1 Leeds, an interactive Facebook timeline telling the story of Leeds and its people during the war. They are also currently working towards a youth-curated exhibition to mark the centenary of the First World War, which will hopefully open at Leeds City Museum in 2016. You can follow their progress on Twitter @PresParty and visit the timeline at www.facebook.com/WW1Leeds.

Curtains Drawn: The Experience of Leeds in World War One

#WW1 Leeds and the Preservative Party Upon the declaration of war on 4th August 1914, Leeds City Council held a special meeting in response to the news, whilst the people of Leeds began to panic buy food. The impact of … Continue reading

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