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Aspects of Leeds industrial heritage

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Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills

Canal Road

Leeds

LS12 2QF

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A Day School jointly organised by the Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society and Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills. Saturday 10 March 2018, 9.45 am – 4.15 pm.

Programme

Admission to the Museum is from 9.45 am.

10.00 Introduction by Gill Cookson, President of Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society, and John McGoldrick, Curator of Leeds Industrial Museum.

Talks will be approx. 50 minutes with the opportunity for questions and discussion afterwards.

10.15 – 11.15 Sheila Bye - Middleton Colliery Railway - the World’s first commercially successful steam railway.

Coffee / tea break

11.40 – 12.40 John Pease - J & H McLaren : steam and diesel engine builders, Hunslet.

12.40 - 1.40 Lunch and an opportunity to talk with others.

1.40 – 2.40 Gill Cookson - The birth of Leeds engineering.

Coffee / tea break

3.00 – 4.00 Helen Gomersall - Tanning and the Leeds leather industry.

Discussion / summing up

Close at 4.15 pm.

Please bring your own lunch. Tea / coffee will be available – donations very welcome.

The Museum is on Canal Road, Armley, Leeds LS12 2QF. It is accessible by bus / train. Car parking is a short walk from the Museum entrance.

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Pages/armleymills.aspx

There is a small amount of disabled parking directly outside the Museum. Owing to the historic nature of the building there is no lift access to the Conference Room on the first floor.

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