LISTS OF LECTURES GIVEN

1934-5

  • Fifty years of textiles
  • Profit sharing
  • Worsted spinning
  • The wool outlook
  • The hosiery trade
  • Re-manufactured fibres
  • Lecture by Platt Bros & Co
  • Lecture by Metro Vickers
  • New chemicals in the textile trade

1935-6

  • Twist in yarns and threads - its worth and cost
  • Water for scouring and dyeing
  • A bird’s eye view of the largest tailoring organisation in the world (Montague Burton)
  • The textile trade from an accountant’s viewpoint
  • The prospects of modifying normal wool to manufacturing advantage
  • The carding engine, past, present and future
  • Weaving in relation to dress goods
  • Chambers of Commerce and their work
  • Modern developments in textile machinery
  • The economic situation

1936-7 (average attendance = 50)

  • The present wool situation
  • How new yarns and fibres have assisted the development of fancy fabrics
  • Technical service with reference to production and distribution
  • The bankers’ part in the woollen industry
  • Felting theory and felting practice
  • Home and foreign trade in wool textiles
  • The continental system of yarn manufacture
  • Woollen carding
  • The chemist and the mill
  • General methods for the examination of textile oils.

1938-9 (average attendance not given; 3 lectures attracted over 100, one over 200).

  • Industry and science
  • Textile mill lighting
  • Modern developments in woollen yarn manufacture]some aspects of cloth finishing
  • Redundant plant and control schemes in the textile industries
  • Film: the manufacture of card clothing
  • Coloured worsted spinning
  • Raw materials for the woollen industry
  • Some aspects of fancy wool designing
  • The origin and development of the Dobcross four-colour automatic loom

1939-40

  • Film: the manufacture and application of the electric motor
  • Scientific selling
  • Modern power transmission
  • Fancy yarns
  • The costing of woollen cloth
  • Modern improvements in textile machinery
  • Woollen carding engines
  • Some aspects of the choice of wetting agents
  • Faults in fabrics – ‘short papers’
  • (note that the whole of this programme was cancelled due to the onset of the Second World War)

1945-6 (average attendance = 150; highest = 226)

  • Future of nylon
  • Modern methods of carding
  • Exports
  • Woollen and worsted piece dyeing
  • Some methods of modifying the properties of wool to commercial advantage
  • Lighting
  • Modern improvements in textile finishing machinery
  • The cost accountant’s contribution to the science of management.

1946-7 (average attendance = 166; highest = 250)

  • Carding
  • Motion study
  • Fancy yarns
  • Automatic wool oiling
  • Man-made fibres
  • Woollen yarn manufacture
  • Recent developments in woollen and worsted finishing
  • Winding and warping
  • Electronics in the textile industry
  • Textile brains trust

1947-8 (average attendance = 147)

  • Scientific investigation in woollen carding
  • Modern winding and warping machinery
  • Aids to management
  • Developments in weaving
  • Oils and fats and  their use in the woollen industry
  • Trends of events and present day problems in the woollen manufacturing industry
  • Colour in woollen and worsted fabrics
  • Training in the textile trade
  • Modern wool ring spinning
  • Defects in finishing woollen and worsted fabrics

1948-9 (‘reduced average attendance’, but highest = 315)

  • The Peralta machine in woollen carding
  • Continuous filament nylon yarn in the wool industry
  • American impressions
  • Principles of textile research
  • The protection of wool against insect pests
  • Recent researches in modern carding
  • Electric motors in the woollen and worsted industry
  • Recent developments in modern detergents
  • The Saurer loom
  • Wool knowledge – technique and handicraft

1949-50 (suggested lectures)

  • Carding
  • Weaving
  • Finishing
  • Spinning
  • Film – this is colour
  • What the mantle manufacturer expects of the cloth manufacturer
  • Automatic blending
  • Blending of staple fibre with wool
  • Faults in general
  • Finishing of face cloths, including billiard cloths

1950-1 (average attendance = 164 – range from 60-272)

  • Scouring and milling
  • Warp breakages in weaving – causes and remedies
  • Principles of woollen carding
  • A uniform costing system in the textile industry
  • The clothes doctor
  • Modern developments in woollen yarn manufacturing machinery
  • The adaptability of design in relation to cloth setting
  • The Benninger non-stop shuttle changing loom
  • Knitting
  • Scouring and milling

1951-2 (average attendance = 134 – range from 78-190)

  • Some applications of the woollen type card in allied industries
  • The manufacture, wet processing and finishing of pressed felt
  • Modern loom design and development
  • Rag pulling
  • Syton in the textile industry with particular reference to woollen and worsted spinning
  • Technical efficiency and motion study in woollen carding
  • High speed warping
  • The story of wool
  • Dyeing faults – an explanation for the manufacturer

1952-3 (no attendances stated)

  • Research in its relation to industry
  • Carding and spinning brains trust
  • Cap spinning
  • Electronic control applied to the woollen spinning mule
  • The future of cloth finishing
  • Flight of the shuttle
  • An introduction to Fibrolane
  • Woollen and worsted carding
  • Mechanical handling in the textile industry
  • Evolution of fashions in wool
  • Film show: 6 films
  • Tar branding
  • The Australian sheep industry (‘The Golden Fleece’)
  • Clothes of the Empire (‘the great variety of clothing worn by people in the British Commonwealth’)
  • Harris tweed (‘The Western Isles’)
  • From silk worm to parachuteThe impact of wool on the economy of the country (‘Goddess of Merchants’)

1953-4 (average attendance = 103)

  • Technical & managerial aspects of woollen carding and manufacture
  • Applications of pvc plastics to textiles
  • Film show (courtesy of IWS):
    o The discovery of a new pigment (Research and development in dyeing)
    o Queen of the border (Hawick ‘at work and at play’)
    o Story of wool
    o A magic carpet (the sheepskin industry for carpet manufacture)
  • Film (courtesy Montague Burton Ltd: Ideals in industry (organisation in a modern clothing factory re men’s wear)
  • Orlon acrylic fibre
  • The application of radio-active techniques to textile processing problems
  • Removal of impurities from carded web
  • Recent experiments in worsted yarn production
  • End breakage in weaving
  • Weave well alone
  • Practical application of the new British wool futures market

1954-5 (average attendance = 97)

  • Some new developments in winding
  • Chemistry in the wool industry
  • Defects arising in the processes preparatory to weaving
  • Methods of automatic control in woollen carding
  • What the retailer wants
  • The place of design and colour in modern textiles
  • The finishing of fabrics containing wool and man-made fibres
  • The Clothes Doctor (‘Ladies’ Night’ – about commercial and domestic cleaning of clothes)
  • Film show –sheep farms in different countries; from wool to fabric

1955-6 (average attendance = 142)

  • Hopper feeds – new developments
  • The examination of fibrous materials in relation to criminal investigation
  • British sheep, wool and fabric
  • Some practical results of weaving research in mills and laboratory
  • Some aspects of automatic weaving
  • Melange printing
  • Research applied in the textile industry
  • The finishing of “Terylene” and “Terylene”/wool

1956-7 (average attendance = 136)

  • Trees
  • Automatic weaving
  • Techniques of blending
  • The history and development of fashion in wool
  • Trade Union approach to work study
  • Changes in Scottish woollens
  • Practical woollen yarn manufacture
  • The evolution of wire raising

1957-8 (average attendance = 143)

  • Future trends in wool carding and spinning
  • A consultant looks at work study
  • Mechanical faults in textile processing
  • Finishing of new blended fabrics
  • Semi and full automisation of existing looms
  • Shrink resisting wool
  • Influence of automation on fabric styling

1958-9 (average attendance = 87)

  • Further experiments in wool carding
  • Colour, finish and the consumer
  • New developments in the training of operatives
  • Modern worsted spinning practice: a critical appraisal
  • Unusual means of fabric production
  • Lecture by J B Speakman
  • The problems of uniformity in wool growth
  • The British wool industry in a free trade area
  • Fashion show

1960-1

  • Carding in the Scottish woollen industry
  • Some troubles of the maker-up
  • Colour and design in the textile industry
  • Recent developments in worsted textile machinery
  • The Crompton & Knowles “Papa” loom
  • 3 short lectures – local industry
  • Modern piece scouring methods in relation to uneven dyeing
  • Requirements of loom design
  • Potential developments in the finishing of woollen and worsted fabrics

1961-2

  • The Platt-Joseph woollen card for coarse and fine counts
  • Planning for re-equipment
  • Soaps and detergents used in wool processing
  • Fashion merry-go-round
  • Schweiter automatic pirn and super cop winding
  • Advertising in relation to textiles
  • The reason for designing
  • The continuing battle to improve worsted yarns
  • Courtelle – fibre to fabric

1962-3

  • Prospects for automation in woollen yarn manufacture
  • Whither wool
  • Tufting
  • New developments in woollen and worsted finishing machinery
  • Developments at Dobcross
  • Developments in the setting of wool textiles
  • Some considerations of mule and frame spinning
  • 1 lecture tba

1963-4

  • Trends and developments in carding
  • Man made fibres and yarns
  • The Snoek rapier loom
  • The Italian and Japanese textile industries
  • Foambacked fabrics
  • The Mackie approach to wool and man made fibres
  • The problem of static electricity
  • Two for one twisting

1964-5

  • Woollen carding
  • Production planning and control
  • Materials handling
  • Preparing and blending for woollen spinning
  • The Textima gripper shuttle
  • Wool stretch cloths
  • Colour

1965-6

  • The Jungbauer system of vacuum stripping of cards
  • Explanation and use of the tex system
  • Recent developments in woollen frame spinning
  • Electronics and cloth finishing
  • Aspects of new developments in weaving
  • The designer’s dream (Thieron novelty and high speed twisting)
  • Colour television

1967-8

  • Fashion in textiles
  • Trends in weaving machinery development
  • The Platt system of semi-worsted yarn manufacture
  • Du Pont and the West Riding
  • Investigations on break spinning methods at the Shirley Institute
  • Export marketing
  • Textile processing oils
  • Wool makes its mark

1968-9

  • Nonwoven fabrics for the woollen industry
  • Nep formation in carding
  • Continuous method of weft insertion
  • The worsted industry in Japan
  • Management services in wool textiles
  • The Garnett-Bywater web forming and needle punching machine
  • The computer link at WIRA

1970-1

  • Developments in textile machinery
  • The problems of the maker up
  • The production and use of novelty yarns
  • Productivity in preparatory processes
  • Management by objectives and its use by smaller firms
  • Some common cloth faults
  • New fibres and novel textile products

1971-2

  • Review of ITMA 1971
  • Transprints – theory and practice
  • Washable fabrics
  • Why knitting?
  • Rationalisation
  • Developments in card clothing
  • Trevira

1972-3

  • Study of the report by Atkins Planning
  • The challenge of textile marketing
  • Nonwoven apparel fabrics – the fibre lock approach
  • Rag-tearing machinery and woollen and worsted blending machinery
  • Recent developments in nonwoven materials
  • Woollen and worsted carding and spinning machinery
  • Weaving, dyeing and finishing machinery for woollen and worsted fabrics

1973-4

  • The present and future structure of the woollen textile industry
  • Guarding of textile machinery
  • Fashion show
  • Blended fabrics containing Terylene
  • Lecture by Haigh-Chadwick
  • A general review of new methods of yarn production
  • Developments in weaving technology

1974-5

  • Woven and tufted carpet developments
  • Shift work – some principles and problems
  • Retail textiles
  • Nonwoven fabrics
  • Break spinning
  • Modern trends in the vacuum steaming of textiles in autoclaves


1975-6

  • The changing scene
  • Textile education and group training
  • New European standards for cloth faults
  • Recent legislation and its implications for textiles
  • The future of the clothing industry
  • Troyfil process – colouration of contaminated piece goods
  • Quality control in woven fabric production

1976-7

  • Opening address
  • The future of the textile industry
  • Axispinner
  • Why export?
  • Recent developments in the law and people at work in textiles
  • ‘Lecture’ (by P P Townend)

1977-8

  • Lecture by Bulmer & Lumb
  • Open evening
  • The role of technology in retailing
  • The work of the Wool Textile Economic Development Committee
  • Lecture by Joe Hyman (Crowther Group)
  • The importance of export strategy in wool textiles

1978-9

  • Lecture by Woolcombers
  • Water
  • The wool textile industry’s career structure proposals
  • Energy conservation in the textile finishing industry
  • Modern fibre blending plants
  • Making money in textiles
  • 1 lecture –title not on membership card

1979-80

  • The Galaxy carding system
  • Textiles tomorrow
  • The principles of exporting
  • Design, erection and commissioning of a spinning mill
  • Developments in finishing machinery
  • How to make real returns from textiles
  • 1 lecture –title not on membership card

1980-1

  • The British wool textile industry and the third wave
  • The future of the UK industry in the EEC
  • Present-day requirements for apparel cloths
  • Developments in lubricants and additives in textile processing
  • 2 lectures – titles not on membership card

1981-2

  • Very nice but will it clean
  • A different view of textiles
  • Modern developments in carding and spinning
  • New shuttleless weaving machinery/Developments in high bulk pp fibre processing machinery
  • Research associations under present conditions

1982-3

  • Weight control in card feeding
  • Communication on quality
  • Insolvency matters
  • Recent developments in wool processing
  • Wool marketing 1983
  • The history and development of textile mills

1983-4

  • ITMA retrospect
  • Weaving with information
  • Plain and fancy yarns, the hollow spindle way
  • The fine line
  • Microbial spoilage of textiles
  • S R Gents present and future

1984-5

  • The future of the UK wool textile industry
  • Yarn production – the benefits of machine monitoring
  • Developments in yarn manufacture
  • Mildew growth on textile materials
  • Somet Master SM92

1985-6

  • The retailing revolution
  • Computer Aided Design in textiles and colouration
  • The policing of West Yorkshire
  • Finance for management buyout
  • The Stock Exchange/textile industry interface
  • Quality control in textiles and clothing

1986-7

  • Has package dyeing a future?
  • A new look at international trade
  • An explanation of group training and YTS
  • Fancy yarn design and high fashion
  • A five point plan for wool to the 1990s
  • Finishing in the year 2000
  • Fashion in woven textiles
  • Quality control in textiles and clothing
  • Weaving with ease
  • Advances in textile machinery development

1987-8

  • The future for European textiles
  • Electrical techniques in the textile industry
  • Taking jacquard weaving into the 1990s
  • Latest developments in winding and splicing
  • The latest in Somet weaving
  • Dynamic response
  • Cotton textiles – the challenge ahead
  • Paris fashion fabrics

1988-9

  • Today’s problems and tomorrow’s opportunities
  • BS5750: quality systems
  • Latest developments in air jet technology and their commercial applications
  • The match prediction of blended coloured fibres
  • Cerifil spinning – replacement for ring spinning
  • Spinning towards zero defects
  • Readicut International – the story of a textile company’s revival
  • Ladies’ evening

1989-90

  • Towards 2000: the future environment for the British textile industry
  • Nonwoven textiles in the bedding industry
  • BTTG – and the benefits it offers to the textile industry
  • Computer Aided Design – present and future
  • Suessens contribution to spinning for today and the future
  • Profit engineering – garment production
  • Sulphur dyeing in the modern dyehouse/Automation in the dyehouse: planning for the future
  • The NWTEC and 1992

1990-1

  • Environmental issues in wool processing
  • British textiles – towards the year 2000
  • Training within textiles
  • The importance of fibre blending for product quality
  • A critical review of modern spinning techniques
  • New developments in electronic flat knitting machines
  • A family and its weaving business
  • Chemical coatings on textile materials

1991-2

  • Can British textiles survive another 5 years?
  • A move into the 90s
  • The Environmental Protection Act 1990: an introduction and its implications for industry
  • The UK in 1999: Portugal without the good weather?
  • Working together
  • Images for the 1990s

1992-3

  • Kosset Carpets post Coloroll
  • The implications of environmental legislation for the UK industry
  • Towards total quality
  • Flaming textiles
  • Thoughts on the textile industry
  • Cool wool
  • The Stock Exchange view of the textile industry
  • Developments in the wool industry in Australia

1993-4

  • Camborne Fabrics
  • Glass fibre textiles for thermal protection
  • The press and wool textiles
  • Kosset – life after Coloroll
  • Design means business
  • A textile view of environmental protection – Courtaulds textile approach
  • Sorting sheep from goats – fibre identificatio
  • Wool textiles in a global market

1994-5

  • Toray Textiles Europe – the Japanese experience
  • Global markets for wool textiles
  • Finishing with quality
  • Warp knitted technical textiles
  • Aspects of carding
  • Cotton in a competitive world

1995-6

  • Environmentally-friendly colour in textiles
  • ITMA Forum: yarn, weave, knit, dye, finishing
  • Corporate bartering in textiles
  • New developments in weaving
  • Textiles and the environment in the future

1996-7

  • Eco textiles – what dyes can we use
  • Exporting to the clothing trade
  • The changing world of medical textiles
  • Profit and productivity from an unexpected source
  • Industry for charity’s sake

1997-8

  • Looking to the future
  • Making environment management work
  • Long term business success
  • Rapier weaving in the new millennium
  • Perspectives on the retail environment
  • The UK – jewel in Europe’s crown?
  • Economic sample and production warping

1998-9

  • Play your cards right
  • Tencel – a revolution in cellulosic fibres
  • Film – archive footage
  • Lycra – a fibre for the 21st century
  • New ways to use computer power in textiles
  • Where are we with quality?

1999-2000

  • The Textile Centre of Excellence – training and education
  • New ways of using computer technology in textile design and marketing
  • The way ahead
  • Niche market for woollens – textiles for theatre and films
  • Managing your balance sheet in the new millennium

2000-1

  • A stitch before time
  • Textile Society quiz
  • The future of short-run fabric printing
  • Always making the fashion
  • Smart fibres
  • Closed-loop recycling of carpet industry waste material

2001-2

  • Bon Marché – a niche market
  • The use of textiles in civil engineering earthworks
  • Adding value through change
  • The only constant is change
  • The UK – still Portugal without the good weather?

2002-3

  • The power of design-led business
  • The wool textile industry: past, present and future
  • Textile archives
  • Textiles and clothing in Yorkshire – the challenge ahead
  • Lubricants for woollen spinning – a change is on the cards
  • Textile names

2003-4

  • What future for the British textile industry
  • The Colne valley in its heyday
  • Interesting times
  • 2 other lectures – details not on membership card

2004-5

  • Environmental business support
  • Smart textiles
  • Textiles and the family firm in West Yorkshire – the paternalist tradition
  • The retail sector’s view of modern textiles
  • Designers for industry: we need each other
  • Fashion retailing

2005-6

  • Weaving technology
  • White Rose lecture
  • Textile innovations
  • Weaving the story
  • Reliance Textile Industries – a company profile
  • Textile and manufacturing in the region
  • Nanotechnologies for textiles

2006-7

  • REACH – the regulation, evaluation and authorisation of chemicals
  • Is there a future for textile manufacturing in the UK?
  • Textile films
  • China and textiles – challenges and opportunities
  • Students reporting
  • Our past is our future

2007-8

  • Blurring the boundaries
  • Cricket and textiles in the Huddersfield area
  • A sustainable future for textiles
  • UK weaving in the 21st century
  • The history and future of military textiles

2008-9

  • Marketing and manufacturing – a fabric-ated story
  • Relaunch of ‘Woolmark’ brands
  • Film show – from the Yorkshire Film Archive section
  • Moors to luxury floors
  • Cloths made in Yorkshire – the best in the world

2009-10

  • Wool: past, present and future
  • The felt connection
  • Leeds Fashion Works for Yorkshire textiles
  • Sustainability or profitability – can we afford both?
  • Lecture by Baltex Ltd
  • Zandra Rhodes: a lifelong love affair with textiles
  • The business of excellence

2010-11

  • Development of an advanced personal protective equipment garment for protection against slashes and cuts
  • Why manufacture textiles in Yorkshire?
  • Presentation by the Fashion Department of the University of Huddersfield
  • Savile Row tailoring for cars
  • A week in the life of a retail fabric technologist
  • The Campaign for Wool patron – HRH The Prince of Wales
  • From hand loom to power loom
  • Opportunities in the technical textiles sector

2011-12

  • Wool, probably the best fibre in the world
  • Regeneration
  • The textile innovation
  • Fashion - back to the future?
  • Can you believe your eyes?
  • Building global niche brands and the renaissance of the Cooperative and Fair Trade movements. How can this help local textile companies?
  • A love hate relationship with couture
  • The first new worsted spinning mill for over a generation

(Note that some meetings are held jointly with the Bradford Textile Society)

 EXCURSIONS

1934-5 (2)

  • British Dyers
  • Wool Industries Research Association (Leeds)

1935-6 (2)

  • C & M Sumrie (Leeds)
  • Shirley Institute (Manchester)

1947-8 (4)

  • Huddersfield Corporation sewage department
  • Montague Burton Ltd (Leeds)
  • Huddersfield Corporation electricity works
  • Slazengers, Horbury

1948-9 (4)

  • Firths Carpets (Brighouse)
  • CID (Wakefield)
  • Huddersfield Corporation gas works
  • City of Bradford Conditioning House

1950-1 (6)

  • Wm Whiteley & Sons Ltd
  • J Bailly-Ancion Ltd (Marsden)
  • Bulmer & Lumb Ltd (Bradford)
  • Jerseycraft Ltd (Lockwood)
  • David Brown & Sons Ltd
  • Paton & Baldwin Ltd (Darlington

1951-2 (6)

  • Sellers & Co
  • Mather (Hopton) Ltd (Burnley)
  • Wilson & Longbottom Ltd
  • Wm Kenyon & Sons Ltd (Dukinfield)
  • Thos Burnley & Sons (Gomersal)
  • Woolley Colliery

1952-3 (6)

  • Holme Moss television station
  • Montague Burton (Leeds)
  • T P Firth & Sons
  • Hopkinsons Ltd
  • Charles Walker & Co Ltd
  • R L Beanland & Co

1953-4 (5)

  • JohnBright & Co (Rochdale)
  • T W Broadbent Ltd
  • The British Picker Co (Todmorden)
  • The Huddersfield Corporation Sewage Works
  • Department of Textile Industries at Huddersfield Technical College

1954-5 (2)

  • Mark Day Ltd (Dewsbury)
  • J Brooksbank (Skipton)

1955-6 (2)

  • Homfray & Co Ltd (Sowerby Bridge)
  • Thomas Ambler & Co Ltd (Bradford)

1956-7 (3)

  • The British Thomson Houston Co Ltd (Chesterfield – glass manufacturers)
  • Redfearn Bros Ltd (Barrnsley – bottle manufacturers)
  • John Smith’s Tadcaster Brewery

1957-8 (4)

  • “Use Development” Centre, Courtaulds Arrow Mill (Rochdale)
  • Park Gate Iron and Steel Co Ltd (Rotherham)
  • J C Croydsdale (Parkland Manufacturing) (Bramley, Leeds)
  • Textile Departments at Leeds University

1958-9 (3)

  • Machinery and Accessories Exhibition (Belle Vue, Manchester)
  • Daily Express print works (Manchester)
  • David Brown Corporation (Meltham)

1960-1 (3)

  • Martins Dyers and Cleaners (Bradford)
  • Wood Bros Glass Co Ltd (Barnsley)
  • The Home Office Forensic Science Laboratory (Harrogate)

1961-2 (4)

  • Joseph Newsome & Sons Ltd (Batley Carr)
  • Montague Burton Ltd (Leeds)
  • Joshua Tetley & Son Ltd (Leeds)
  • Huddersfield Fire Station

1962-3 (3)

  • Singer-Cobble Ltd (Blackburn)
  • The Daily Mail newspaper (Manchester)
  • Hartley Brothers (Ravensthorpe) Ltd

1963-4 (4)

  • Emley Moor Colliery (Emley)
  • J H Heal & Co Ltd (Halifax)
  • The Birstall Carpet Co Ltd (Birstall)
  • J Mackie & Sons Ltd (Belfast)

1964-5 (5)

  • Hepworth Iron Co Ltd (Hazelhead)
  • Sandoz Products Ltd (Horsforth)
  • Walpamur Paints Ltd (Darwen)
  • Thomas Burnley & Sons Ltd (Gomersal)
  • Houget Dueserg Bosson S A (Belgium – 2-day visit)

1965-6 (3)

  • John Crossley & Sons Ltd (Halifax)
  • John Quarmby & Son Ltd (Milnsbridge)
  • The Park Gate Iron and Steel Co Ltd (Rotherham)

1967-8 (5)

  • 2-day visit to Basle
  • Storthes Hall hospital (Kirkburton)
  • Samuel Webster & Sons Ltd (Halifax)
  • R L Shaw & Co (Golcar)
  • Baird Television Ltd (Bradford)

1968-9 (2)

  • Dewsbury Gas Works
  • Rolls Royce Ltd (Crewe)
  • 2 visits to ‘audience participation shows’ at Yorkshire Television (Leeds)

1970-1 (4)

  • John Mackintosh & Sons Ltd (Halifax)
  • Star Paper Mills Ltd (Barnsley)
  • ITMA (Paris)
  • 1 visit tbc

1971-2 (3)

  • UG Glass Containers Ltd (Castleford)
  • Bachelors Foods Ltd (Sheffield)
  • Brewery visit

1972-3 (3)

  • Mintex (Cleckheaton)
  • Huddersfield GPO new sorting office
  • Visit to Prato (Italy)

1973-4 (3)

  • Brooksbank Tannery (Skipton)
  • New Police headquarters (Huddersfield)
  • Visit to a coal mine

1974-5 (2)

  • Bass Charrington (Tadcaster)
  • Shaws Carpets

1975-6 (2)

  • Montague Burton Ltd (Leeds)
  • David Brown tractors (Meltham)

1976-7 (1)

  • I Solomon & Co Ltd (Whitefield)

1977-8 (1)

  • Air Traffic Control: Manchester Airport

1978-9

  • (details not on membership card)

1979-80

  • Huddersfield Town Hall
  • Sybro Spinning Co Ltd

1980-1 (2)

  • Golcar Museum
  • Wilson’s Brewery (Manchester)

1982-3 (2)

  • Haigh-Chadwick
  • Brewery visit


1983-4 (1)

  • Samuel Webster (Halifax)

1984-5

  • (details not on membership card)

1985-6 (2)

  • James Heal & Co (Halifax)
  • J L Brierley Ltd

1986-7 (1)

  • J & E Dickinson (Holmfirth)

1987-8 (1)

  • ITMA

1988-9 (3)

  • Suncharm Ltd (Honley)
  • Dorma CV Home Furnishings (Manchester)
  • F Drake & Co Ltd (Slaithwaite)

1989-90 (2)

  • Mossley Woolcombing and Spinning Co Ltd (Mossley)
  • Suncharm Ltd (Honley)

1990-1 (3)

  • Coca-Cola & Schweppes Beverages Ltd (Wakefield)
  • Priest (Lindley) Ltd (Cleckheaton)
  • Crosrol Ltd (Halifax)

1991-2 (3)

  • Fred Lawton & Sons Ltd (Meltham)
  • New Huddersfield Examiner Office
  • C & J Antich & Sons Ltd

1992-3 (1)

  • Kosset Carpets Ltd (Bradford)

1993-4 (1)

  • Heckmondwike Carpets (Liversedge)

1994-5 (3)

  • Toray Textiles (Europe) (Mansfield)
  • Parkland Manufacturing Co (Lockwood)
  • Welbeck Technical Textiles (Mansfield)

1995-6 (2)

  • IWS (Ilkley)
  • Bradford Industrial Museum

1996-7 (2)

  • Tetley’s Brewery (Leeds)
  • C & J Antich & Sons Ltd

1997-8 (2)

  • S Lyles & Co Ltd (Dewsbury)
  • Yorkshire Mining Museum (Middlestown)

1998-9 (2)

  • Wool Processors Ltd (Gomersal)
  • Jorvik Museum (York)

1999-2000 (2)

  • Haworth Scouring Co Ltd (Haworth)
  • National Museum of Photography, Film & Television (Bradford)

2000-1 (2)

  • William S Graham Ltd (Ravensthorpe)
  • Manchester United FC

2001-2 (2)

  • Avena Carpets (Halifax)
  • W M Fibres Ltd (Knowsley)

2002-3 (2)

  • John Cotton (Mirfield) Ltd
  • Sharps Fabric Printers (Yeadon)

2003-4 (1)

  • The Colour Museum (Bradford)
  • Camira (Hopton)?

2004-5

  • (details not on membership card)

2005-6

  • (details not on membership card)

2006-7 (1)

  • Spectrum Yarns Ltd (Slaithwaite)

2007-8 (1)

  • Hewitt & Booth

2008-9 (2)

  • Westwood Yarns Ltd (Holmfirth)
  • Abraham Moon Ltd (Guiseley)

2009-10 (1)

  • Bower Roebuck & Co Ltd (New Mill)

2010-11

  • Tbc

2011-12

  • Camira (Hopton, Meltham)

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