Leeds Train Station Sensory Garden Protest - 1994
In 1994 a sensory garden was created at the side of Leeds train station. The opening was performed by celebrity Jimmy Saville. This photo is from the opening. Disabled people were protesting because money had been spent creating a garden while the train station was still not accessible.
Front and centre Sharon Mace (later Rowen Jade) being pushed in her wheelchair. Behind and to the right of Sharon is Katherine Araniello. Towards the back of the procession on the right is Alan Holdsworth.
A black and white photo.
A crowd of around 20 people, some wheelchair users, moving in a procession away from the railway station. Front and centre is Sharon Mace (later Rowen Jade) being pushed in her wheelchair. A placard attached to her wheelchair says ‘Civil Rights Now’ in block capitals.
In the background of the photo is a series of buildings and the entrance to Leeds train station. A sign for British Rail has the logo which is like two passing train lines with the words British Rail.