Leyland Historical Society

The story of the theatre company from the earliest time your chairman found them in 1979 and the twenty two times they have performed for the Society since 1994.

A study of all of the bank sites in Leyland including the various mergers and take overs that led to today's financial institutions 

Taking a walk from the Bamber Bridge over the River Lostock up Station Road until you reach darkest Walton Le Dale.

The story of the 14 premises that at one time made up the main shopping experience in Leyland & Farington

The story of how a group from the Fox Lane Sports & Social Club in Leyland together with the Southport Spinal Unit organised a Paraplegic Games in 1973 which continued at various venues for the next 15 years.

As it says the part the Historical Society took in saving the building. This section has been extended with the plans drawn up by Peter Barrow and the report that he made to the Council.

Here are links to the 81 clubs, societies and other organisations that are in the Lancashire Local History Federation at the present time.
When you click on the button above it will take you to a page with links for all the organisations in the county. County wide organisations are given at the bottom of the page.
A blue button will link you to that organisation's website, a green button denotes that no website is at present available.

In 1929 the Leyland Motors workforce returned to the First World War battlegrounds. The little book featured on this page was produced to commemorate the visit.
My thanks to Paul Adamson who scanned all the pages and emailed them to the Society.

Viewing a purposed plan for the Lancaster Canal in the Lancaster Maritime Museum led to an investigation into the surveying and ultimate route of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and the missing route through Leyland. Oh for a flight of locks down Chapel Brow.  

The photographs from Jack Winrow have now been added onto Youtube. Enjoy viewing, the Society have been provided with copies of all the photographs by Jack.


Here you will find the links to the numerous articles to be found on the website.

The story of the Tramway, together  with two walks taken in the early 1970's  and again more recently showing the changes that have taken place along the route from Wharf Street in Preston to the Canal Basins at Clayton Brook.  

Here you will find the history of all the public houses in Leyland and Farington. From the earliest building used as a pub, the Eagle & Child or the earliest site of a pub, The Withy Arms, to the latest pop up pubs not forgetting the ones we have lost on the way.

This page has been kindly provided by Joan Langford who has allowed us to extract the relevant pages from one of her books on Farington which details the story of the Greens and the birth of the cinema in our area.
I am indebted to Philippa Davies whose grandparents the Smethurst's took over the cinema in 1924 and their records of the business are shown here for the first time.

About Leyland Historical Society

A short PowerPoint presentation which we give to other organisations about the Leyland Historical Society.