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George Leather and Son

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of Leeds

The business of George Leather and John Wignall Leather

1837 A 30-hp beam engine driving a scoop wheel for Blankney Linwood and Martin.[1]

1837 Responsible for the water-supply of Leeds from the Eccup scheme which consisted of a large storage-reservoir at Eccup (about 7 miles from Leeds) of some 50 acres in extent; a second storage-reservoir at Weetwood, and a service-reservoir at Woodhouse Moor. Between Eccup and Weetwood there was a tunnel 1.25 mile in length, through the Alwoodley ridge; other portions of the aqueduct were either open conduits or pipes. [2]

c.1840 Engineer in chief for the Stockton and Hartlepool Railway; John Fowler was their resident engineer.

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Sources of Information

  1. * Fenland Pumping Engines by K. S. G. Hinde, Landmark Publishing Co., 2006 ISBN 1 84306 188 0
  2. Obituary of John Wignall Leather