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 Flood Response

 

 

9 December 2016 - June 2017
Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills

In late December last year Leeds experienced the most significant floods since records began. Stormy weather, saturated ground, and high river levels led to severe flooding across many parts of the city, particularly along the River Aire. The museums at Thwaite Mills and at Armley Mills were badly affected, along with people’s lives, businesses, and homes. 

 
(Image courtesy of Terry Donohoe)

The exhibition has been co-curated by the people of Leeds to mark the event one year on and would not have been possible without their contributions. The photographs, stories, and artistic responses have all come from them.

We're also exploring historic floods across the region through relevant objects and images from Leeds Museum and Galleries’ collections.

Come to the exhibition and share your own experiences of the Leeds 2015 floods.


(Flooding in Rodley, 1953. Image: Yorkshire Evening Post Archive)