The Leather & Hide Trades’ Benevolent Institution was formed in 1860 and today is still involved in the original work for which it was formed, as follows: 

“The object of the Institution shall be the relief of necessitous persons who are or have been engaged in the Leather Industry who are aged or incapacitated from earning a livelihood, and the bereaved spouse, adult dependents and orphans of any such person. The Institution shall be financed by means of donations, bequests and income arising from investments or by any other means approved by the Committee.”



Annual General Meeting and Annual Lunch 2022

July 13, 2022 11:18 am

We were delighted to hold our AGM and Annual Lunch in person again in May 2022 at the Leathersellers’ Hall in London, after two years of Covid restrictions...

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April 16, 2021 1:34 pm

The Annual General Meeting of the Leather & Hide Trades’ Benevolent Institution will again take place this year via Zoom, owing to the Pandemic restrictions. The date of...

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September 25, 2020 9:18 am

Due to the ongoing Covid situation, we have decided to close the LHTBI office at Barkby Road, Leicester. Our Secretary, Karen, will be operating from her home address,...

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March 20, 2020 10:56 am

We are sorry but the Annual Lunch planned for 7th May 2020 has now been cancelled owing to the Coronavirus situation. It will not be possible to re-arrange...

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Cycling 2020

January 14, 2020 12:00 pm

A new cycling event is being planned for June 2020. Further details can be obtained from Karen Harriman, LHTBI Secretary.


January 14, 2020 11:57 am

The Annual General Meeting and Annual Lunch this year will be held on Thursday 7th May 2020, at Leathersellers’ Hall in the City of London. Further details can...

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LHTBI Treasurer

July 10, 2019 10:34 am

The LHTBI have appointed a new Treasurer, Mr John Mawer, at the 2019 AGM. Mr Mawer replaces Mr Timothy Bigden, who had to step down owing to his...

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AGM and Annual Lunch 2019

June 15, 2018 10:25 am

The date for the Annual General Meeting and Annual Lunch will be Wednesday 15th May 2019. This will take place at Leathersellers’ Hall in the City of London....

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CYCLING poster v2.pdf

March 12, 2018 12:48 pm

Some further information about the Cycling Event in September 2018. CYCLING poster v2

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