The Leather & Hide Trades’ Benevolent Institution was formed in 1860 and is still involved in the original work for which it was formed.

Its aims are: “The object of the Institution shall be the relief of necessitous persons who are or have been engaged in the leather industry (in the UK) 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.”

If you would like any further details, you can contact LHTBI Secretary Karen Harriman at