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Hunslet Engine Company, entrance


Hunslet Engine Company, entrance
Description:
2010. View taken in summer 2010 showing the entrance to the old works office of the Hunslet Engine Company on Jack Lane, now a Grade II listed building. A Leeds Civic Trust Blue Plaque is seen beside the door on the right. Founded in 1864, the Hunslet Engine Company was one of the most successful of several companies manufacturing locomotives in the vicinity, and continued to produce engines on this site for export all over the world until 1995. The company is still in operation, though now part of the LH Group of Companies and based at Maple Park, Lowfields Avenue.

User Comments:

Name:
DENNIS DUKE

Comment:
MY FATHER WALTER DUKE WORKED HERE CANNOT GIVE DATES WAS BEFORE I WAS BORN 1945

Date:
07-Nov-2011

Email:
DENNISADUKE1@GMAIL.COM

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Name:
Kenneth Cardus

Comment:
My father, James Cardus, worked as a draughtsman for Manning Wardle up until 1927, when he left to work in Argentina for the British owned Central Argentine Railway (F.C.C.A),based in Rosario. His father, also James Cardus was foreman, brother George a pattern maker, and Fred was in the forge,all at Manning Wardle.

Date:
18-Apr-2012

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