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‘The Broad Marsh’ Exhibition

When: During opening hours

Visit our exhibition ‘The Broad Marsh’ in the Local Studies Library and explore the history of this fascinating area through the years 1830 – 2023.

Using photographs, maps and other material from the Local Studies collection, explore how the area evolved from residential to retail and transport hub.

Find out about the residents who lived in the notorious ‘back-to-backs’ and the development of the lace and textile industry which employed them, the slum clearances of the 1930s and the emerging transport hub for the city, right up to the current Green Heart regeneration scheme.

You will also meet a few of the characters who once called the Broad Marsh area their home and see how they influenced the community in their own small way.