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YAHS Industrial History Section event   Following the business meeting of the AGM there will be the Members’ Session. This is an excellent opportunity for members  to give a short presentation on sites they have visited...

Tuesday 28 August 2018


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Sunday 26 August 2018


Men of lead

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President's Blog

A great day at Armley Mills

  • Posted On: 12 March 2018

Fantastic day at Armley Mills on Saturday - an audience of 70 heard talks on Leeds industrial history: the Middleton Railway, the steam engine builders J & H McLaren, early engineering in Leeds, and the little-known but very important tanning industry. Also a lunchtime demonstration of YIHO. Thanks to Robert, Jane, Bill, and the staff of Leeds Industrial Museum.

We are hoping this is just the first of a collaboration between YAHS and the museum. There is certainly a big public appetite for industrial history.

Image Geograph © Copyright Rich Tea and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

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