Monday 23rd May

Leeds to Apperley Bridge (photo 43 of 96)

Old canalside buildings at Kirkstall

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This is the world famous Kirkstall Brewery - famous because of 1)the ease of transporting the "hogshead" and bottles of ale - straight onto barges. And 2) one of the brews was a light ale and by transporting it to Hull and then to India we had the invention of the IPA - India Pale Ale. The brewery closed in 1983 and was in danger of becoming a derelict. Fortunately the need to house over a thousand freshers at Leeds Met. University led to it's renovation. Hence the loud music and washing lines strung between windows you may notice when you walk by.

Comment by Rob McAllister - 29th May 2010

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