Biography: The Education Resource Service was founded by the West Riding County Council and funded in the time of Sir ALec Clegg, Chief Education Office. Over a period of 50 years the collection known as the Educational Resource Service (ERS) finally came to hold some 27,000 items. The items were transported in custom made wooden boxes, painted a distinct shade of green. Eric Woodward oversaw the Education Resource Service from around 1965 to 1995. Wakefield Council ran the service, on behalf of all West Yorkshire authoritises except Leeds, from 1974 to about 2000 and then Bretton College Teaching College took it on but decided to curtail the service and disperse the collection. Many items found their way to the University of Leeds.