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Wakefield Museums and Castles

Lydia, a Modern History MA student on placement with us from the University of York, has been exploring the treasure trove of our oral histories collection to support the ongoing evolution of our new Moving Stories exhibition. She wrote a blog about what she uncovered in our Rainbow Trails oral history archive, a compilation of Wakefield’s LGBT+ stories. Find out about local legend drag dressmaker Sue Riley and Madam Connie’s iconic partnership, including the story behind *this* dress, at