Leeds: Tetley’s - the brewery that served its community

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In the latest in the series of articles on Tetley’s brewery, Peter Lazenby looks at its remarkable role in the life of the city – far beyond that of today’s modern corporate giants.

THE demise of Tetley’s brewery brings to an end almost two centuries of involvement in Leeds which goes far beyond the role of local employer.

Tetley’s has been synonymous with Leeds. It was involved in the fabric of the city, so much so that until it was taken over by the conglomerate which was to destroy it, all Tetley senior executives were given one day a week on which they were expected to carry out public service for the benefit of the city.


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