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Continuing with The Tom Leonard Lecture Series, our Collections Manager Angela List-Evans will present a talk about the fascinating Boosbeck Industries.

In 1930 unemployment in East Cleveland reached over 90% and many miners and their families were destitute.

In response to this, James and Ruth Pennyman of Ormesby Hall, along with other local landowners, created schemes and ways for miners to earn income.

A new workshop was started to teach the miners carpentry. They made furniture, known as Boosbeck Furniture and sold it locally, later moving to a showroom in North Ormesby.

Come and find out about this fascinating subject and learn about the groundbreaking design that was a feature of Boosbeck Industries' products.

Angela-List Evans is Collections Manager at Land of Iron and her talk builds on her research thesis for her MA in Design History at Northern School of Art.

This event is now sold out. Tickets will not be available on the door. Our talks are often extremely popular and we have limited space available. We would always recommend buying tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Other talks on sale now can be found on our What's On page.