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The Leyland Rubber Company Fire Brigade in the grounds of the Company, this spot now houses British Tyre and Rubber Safety Department. The fire tender on which some of the men are seated carries the words 'Nil Desperandum' at the top and lower down 'The Largest and Oldest Manufacturers of all kinds of flax hose' Dated 1880. Seated on wagon, left to right: W. Rigby, his son was the manager of the mouldings section in the 1930's; J. Wilding, T. Holt, Potter, T. Lancaster, J. Robinson, T. Iddon the captain who was the founder of a local rubber machinery firm and by 1884 he was the works engineer. Front row, left to right: E. Kershaw, R. Caunce, G. Bond, W. Sharp, who was the foreman of the mixing department, S. Woods, R. Rose, E. Baxter the General Manager. The small boy in the hedgerow is Harry Sharp the son of W. Sharp. Like his father he became foreman of the mixing department and was works manager from 1930-1962. Apparently it was very common for children to follow in their parent's footsteps in this way. Photograph is by A. Winter, 36 Fishergate, Preston.
The Leyland Rubber Company Fire Brigade in the grounds of the Company, this spot now houses British Tyre and Rubber Safety Department. The fire tender on which some of the men are seated carries the words 'Nil Desperandum' at the top and lower down 'The Largest and Oldest Manufacturers of all kinds of flax hose' Dated 1880. Seated on wagon, left to right: W. Rigby, his son was the manager of the mouldings section in the 1930's; J. Wilding, T. Holt, Potter, T. Lancaster, J. Robinson, T. Iddon the captain who was the founder of a local rubber machinery firm and by 1884 he was the works engineer. Front row, left to right: E. Kershaw, R. Caunce, G. Bond, W. Sharp, who was the foreman of the mixing department, S. Woods, R. Rose, E. Baxter the General Manager. The small boy in the hedgerow is Harry Sharp the son of W. Sharp. Like his father he became foreman of the mixing department and was works manager from 1930-1962. Apparently it was very common for children to follow in their parent's footsteps in this way. Photograph is by A. Winter, 36 Fishergate, Preston.
1880
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The Leyland Rubber Company Fire Brigade in the grounds of the Company, this spot now houses British Tyre and Rubber Safety Department. The fire tender on which some of the men are seated carries the words 'Nil Desperandum' at the top and lower down 'The Largest and Oldest Manufacturers of all kinds of flax hose' Dated 1880. Seated on wagon, left to right: W. Rigby, his son was the manager of the mouldings section in the 1930's; J. Wilding, T. Holt, Potter, T. Lancaster, J. Robinson, T. Iddon the captain who was the founder of a local rubber machinery firm and by 1884 he was the works engineer. Front row, left to right: E. Kershaw, R. Caunce, G. Bond, W. Sharp, who was the foreman of the mixing department, S. Woods, R. Rose, E. Baxter the General Manager. The small boy in the hedgerow is Harry Sharp the son of W. Sharp. Like his father he became foreman of the mixing department and was works manager from 1930-1962. Apparently it was very common for children to follow in their parent's footsteps in this way. Photograph is by A. Winter, 36 Fishergate, Preston.
Date of work:
1880
Reference number:
GB124.DPA/1525/96
Level of description:
Use restrictions:
Unrestricted
Record types:
COMPONENT
Language:
English
Record number:
7500463
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