Leyland Historical Society

Leyland & Birmingham Rubber Company at around the turn of the 20th Century, this building in the foreground would burn down in 1913. 

This is Leyland and Farington on the 1st June 1957 at the height of the industrial development of the town with the Spurrier Works in the distance only being built 4 years previously.  

This factory opened in 1905 as Roberts & Whitehead being the names of the two ex-directors of the Leyland & Birmingham  Rubber Company but within the next two years it changed to Wood Milne which had previously just ben a trade mark or so we thought, hence a little investigation.

As we start to build up the information on the industrial sites in the town we will keep adding to this part of the website.


Here you also find the updates to the Oral History Project




and the link how to add your details to the Project 

The INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE of LEYLAND and FARINGTON