Recording the many workforces of the town.  

Whilst researching the book on “The Industrial Heritage of Leyland and Farington” it was surprising the number of factories and businesses that have been conducted within the area in the last hundred and fifty years.

From the smallest blacksmith to the multi-national, all types of business could be found in Leyland and Farington. At one time there were over eighteen thousand people working within Leyland itself. The book is currently out of print but a second and updated edition will be available shortly.

Did you or any of your family work at one of these factories, workshops or other industries in Leyland and Farington?

Would you be prepared to let the Society record your memories as we intend to document the working life of the people of Leyland?

Please complete the form on the right and submit it to the
Leyland Historical Society or telephone - 01772 641604 or
Email –peter@leylandhistorical

Following the success of the book and the reminisces of the 11,500 people who are on the Leyland Memories site on Facebook, the Historical Society’s committee realised that we were in danger of missing out recording the oral history of the factory workers who helped to run the industries of Leyland and Farington in the last century.

So the Society is appealing to the people of Leyland and their families and friends to help us establish a database of Leyland and Farington workers, be it Leyland Motors, Leyland & Birmingham Rubber, BTR, Baxters, Leyland Paints, the four cotton mills, gold thread works, bleach works, or any other factories, workshops or other manufacturing premises in Leyland and Farington.

We will then record their memories for future generations making them available to the local museums, colleges and schools in the form of CD, video and publications.