Welcome to Aspdin.net

Joseph Aspdin was a Hunslet bricklayer who in 1824 was granted one of the first patents for Portland cement. Aspdin didn't work alone, and his initial product was greatly improved by others, but he arguably created the most useful thing ever to emerge from Leeds. This website celebrates the Aspdin tradition, because it is made in Leeds, it is concerned with practical matters and it is capable of considerable improvement. We hope it proves useful.

ArticlesAspdin memorial in Leeds Town Hall

We are continously updating this website as new issues arise. This home page lists the main topics in alphabetical order. Click the links at the top left and top right of each page to view the articles in date order. We aim shortly to add a keyword search facility, but give us a chance, we are going as fast as we can!

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