Industrial History Section




Industrial History Section

The Industrial History Section (IHS) of the YAS promotes and encourages the study and appreciation of Yorkshire’s varied industrial archaeology and history.

Our annual programme includes 6 lectures given by by local experts and nationally known figures, a members’ meeting and guided walks to sites of past and present industrial activity. Our meetings are held at Claremont , the YAS headquarters, a few minutes walk from the Town Hall in the centre of Leeds. Participating in our activities enables contact with other members with like-minded interests.

The IHS publishes a Newsletter, which includes news, reports of talks and short articles, and is distributed free to members 3 times a year to provide up-to-date information on industrial history in Yorkshire and beyond.

There is the opportunity to undertake practical research and IHS members have access to the YAS Library and Archive which are amongst the foremost collections on Yorkshire’s history and development.


Contact information

Chair & Newsletter Editor Margaret Tylee
Vice Chair & Membership Secretary Robert Vickers
Lecture Secretary Jane Ellis