A brochure for the Lady Lane Central Mission bazaar in November 1923. The bazaar's theme was 'Empire'.
Themed bazaars - usually indoor markets, with stalls dressed up in accordance with a theme - were very popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. They were a traditional and important means of raising money for churches and missions. In the 1920s, the Leeds District under the direction of Superintendent Rev. James L. Powell held annual themed bazaars.
See also the brochures for the Caroline Street and Park Lane United Methodist Church bazaars for 1925 and 1926 (2010/12743 & 2010/12743/1) in the Online Collection.