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Blind Jack of Knaresborough: A Yorkshire man of vision


An exploration of the life and achievements of John Metcalf, a pioneer of the 18th century responsible for transforming the North's road infrastructure. This talk is part of Leeds Beckett University's Heritage Open Days.

This talk is presented by Bernard Higgins, former Leeds Beckett PE & History student (1974/77) and Chairman of the John Metcalf- Blind Jack Of Knaresborough Tri-Centennial Anniversary Committee 2017.

An exploration of the life and achievements of John Metcalf, more commonly known as Blind Jack of Knaresborough. A pioneer of the 18th century, Blind Jack was not deterred by the impairment he acquired in his childhood and as a musician, trader, horseman, military adventurer and most notably road builder, there was little to which he did not turn his hand. Responsible for transforming the North's road infrastructure, Blind Jack was undoubtedly a man of great vision.

This talk is part of Leeds Beckett University's Heritage Open Days.


Event Details

22 September 2019 -
22 September 2019
12:00 - 12:45
James Graham Building, Headingley Campus
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