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.”



LHTBI AGM and Annual Lunch 2016

June 15, 2016 11:47 am

We were delighted to be able to move back to our “home” for the Annual General Meeting in May 2016. For the past 5 years, we have visited...

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September 7, 2015 11:31 am

Well done to all our fabulous cyclists completing the London to Paris Cycling Challenge. We are very proud of you. Grateful thanks to the supporters who made their...

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Cycle Challenge 2015

October 31, 2014 1:51 pm

We are hoping to organise a Cycling Challenge to take place in early September 2015. This will be a London to Paris Cycle Ride to raise funds for...

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A message from the Chairman

October 8, 2014 11:19 am

I am delighted to welcome you to our new re-designed Website. We hope that it will help us to “spread the word” about the Leather & Hide Trades’...

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