ALG Autumn Meeting, 12th October 2024

You are invited to a meeting at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery where we will be hearing from Brett Walker, a cordwainer and shoe historian from the USA. We will also be able to look at material in the museum’s shoe collection.

The details are here:  Northampton Meeting

Newsletter No. 59 for March 2024


The latest ALG Newsletter is now available to read in the Members’ Section and has been circulated to members. This 26 page issue contains a report on a recent meeting of the leather group in Winchester:  the first in-person meeting to take place since the COVID-19 pandemic. It also contains articles on subjects as diverse as the clothing of Icelandic fishermen and a quiver and bow case from 15th century Granada. As usual there are responses from our members to the leather-related questions we receive via this website as well as conference notices and news of recent research.


Index to the ALG Newsletters


Thanks to the work of Jana Obrocníková there is now an index to the collected newsletters, going back to the first issue in 1986. It is in the form of a searchable spreadsheet which ALG members and non-members alike can access here. Just enter the name of an author, place, type of leather find or conservation treatment etc. in the search box and all corresponding entries will be listed by issue and page number.

Only members, however, have access to copies of all previous newsletters (via the Members’ Section of this website). We hope that once non-members realise the wealth of material they contain, it will persuade them of the value of joining!