People in Yorkshire have been campaigning for peace and justice for a long time. The Peace Museum explores the events and history of people and organisations that have worked to promote peace, non-violence and conflict resolution.
Isabella Ford: The greatest woman in the peace history of Leeds
Brought up in a liberal Quaker family in Adel, near Leeds, Isabella Ford (1855-1924) was an early member of the left-wing Fabian Society and helped to form the Independent Labour Party in Leeds.
She also supported Leeds tailoring (sewing) women, helping to form a Machinists' Society, the Leeds Tailoresses' Union and the Leeds Women's Suffrage Society. She became famous across the country due to her work for the Labour Party and suffrage movement.
Isabella Ford was passionately opposed to war.