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Report - Tetleys Brewery 27/06/11



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Tetleys brewerey has been on the Leeds skyline for 189 years and on 17th June it closed its doors for a final time. Brewerys dont come up that often and especially ones that are so close to chez squiz. My plan was to do it sooner but after a battery fail on my camera a few days beforehand and ordering a new one it thwarted me by a few days After hearing reports of PIR's and security patrols due to it been so recently closed I went last night so see how far I could get in.

The Tetley family's links with the beer industry go back to the 1740s when William Tetley was described as a maltster in Armley.

His son William then expanded the business, which in turn was passed to his son Joshua.

Then in 1822, Joshua Tetley leased a brewery in Salem Place, Hunslet.

It is this original site, much expanded over the years as the size of the brewery outgrew the housing around it, that is to close.

Joshua died in 1859, leaving the business to his son Francis William, who took on a partner, Charles Ryder.

By 1864 Joshua Tetley and Son were starting an ambitious building scheme. In 1897 Tetley's became a public limited company.

Throughout the 20th Century the company underwent various mergers and acquisitions until Tetley's employed thousands of workers in Leeds and owned about 1,000 pubs.

At its peak Tetley's was Britain's largest cask ale brewery.

Tetley was taken over by Allied breweries in 1961, creating the world's biggest brewing conglomerate at the time.Finally the brewery was bought by Carlsberg in the 1990s.

I wasn't disappointed.

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