Blue plaque № 9251 in Horbury

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Charles Roberts (1831-1892) founded his company Charles Roberts & co Ltd. on this site in 1873 for the manufacture of his patented wooden railway wagons. Railway carriages continued to be manufactured on this site by "Bombardier" until 2005. Churchill Tanks were also built here during World War II.
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  • Location: Horbury Junction Industrial Estate
  • Metropolitan District: Wakefield City Council
  • Metropolitan District Ward: Horbury and South Ossett
  • UK Parliament Constituency: Wakefield
  • Region: Yorkshire and the Humber
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