The old poilce station opened in the 1880's, a similar design to the stations built at the same time in Leyland and Croston.

The road around Kenyon's Original Withy Trees included many buildings whose use has changed over the years, though the Trades Hall is still the site of the celebrations or the wake if either Preston North End or Blackburn Rovers rise or fall in the Football League.

The unsually designed building that now houses Dominos Pizza hides an interesting story as prior to being Dominos it was a Coral Betting establishment but between the 1960's and 1990's  it was the Bamber Bridge branch of at first Williams Deacon's then Williams & Glyns then after 1985 it was the Royal Bank of Scotland. As I said in the Bank's staff magazine in 1992. 

Withy Cottages in 1909 looking towards Station Road in the distance, the mill chimney on the right.

Note the road was not a flat surface but the policemen still went round in pairs.

The sign says Parkin's White Bull not parking for White Bull.

Wiggins & Tipping's Mill is on the right before you reach the Withy Trees.

Rush hour down Station Road

Across from the library near the junction with Brownedge  Lane and later Collins Road, there was situated the Bamber Bridge fire station and next door on the junction were the Bamber Bridge and  Walton Le Dale Council Offices.


Leyland Historical Society