[WWI] Blackburd

geoff-smith at ntlworld.com geoff-smith at ntlworld.com
Mon Jul 16 04:41:16 EDT 2007

I've been away since Friday, but haven't seen any addition to this. As 
far as I know, Blackburn's first factory was in Leeds and the Brough 
factory was built in 1916, as Michael says, but to build just the 
seaplanes. The landplanes were still built in Leeds, though I'm not sure 
how long for, then all production was moved to Brough. There was also a 
factory in Dumbarton, Scotland during WWII. If anyone can expand or 
clarify this further, I'd appreciate knowing.


On 13 Jul 2007 at 13:06, Michael Kendix wrote:

> But they are not from Blackburn - the factory was in Brough, Yorks., nr.
> Hull.  All I can find is that they built this new factory in 1916 but I
> could not determine if there was an initial factory.  Robert Blackburn,
> from the which the name of the company comes, was born in Leeds, Yorks.
> Michael

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