We’re working on enhancing our contemporary collections in the Local & Family History Library. Let’s start with beer!🍻Why and how have the recent changes in brewing and drinking fostered and created communities in Leeds?

We’re especially (but not exclusively) interested in speaking to people who have stories about bars, bottle-shops and breweries in and from Leeds over the last 20-30-years. We’re also aiming to build an archive – both physical and digital – of ephemera (e.g. posters, leaflets, flyers, tickets, festival programmes, photographs, etc) that can support the stories (written and oral) of people and places during a period of such exciting creativity and innovation.

Got a story to tell or material to contribute? Get in touch using the details in the image above!

An early addition to the collection