George Leather and Son
1837 A 30-hp beam engine driving a scoop wheel for Blankney Linwood and Martin.
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. 
Sources of Information
- * Fenland Pumping Engines by K. S. G. Hinde, Landmark Publishing Co., 2006 ISBN 1 84306 188 0
- Obituary of John Wignall Leather