Industrial Heritage of Leeds – coming up

Save the date – the first joint venture between YAHS Industrial History Section and Leeds Industrial Museum is an industrial history day school. It’s at the Armley Mills museum, Saturday 5 August 2017, 10.00 am – 4.15 pm, with a theme ‘Leeds’s Industrial Heritage’. Further details about booking, costs and programme to follow.

The four speakers lined up are all from the YAHS: Sheila Bye, ‘Middleton Colliery Railway – the first commercially successful steam railway’; John Pease on a Leeds engine builder, probably J & H McLaren; Gill Cookson talking about the birth of Leeds engineering, the machines and their makers; and Helen Gomersall on ‘Tanning and the Leeds leather industry’.