Welcome to LutterworthHistory.co.uk

LutterworthHistory.co.uk was born out of the desire to present a large archive of historical information about Lutterworth. This was collected over four years researching the history of Lutterworth whilst working on a project for the Victoria County History. The project aim was to document the history of the Parishes of Leicestershire. During this time a large amount of information about the history of Lutterworth was accumulated. Technology was embraced and a website created to showcase this interesting information in an easy-to-access format, with the hope of it being useful to schools, communities, researchers and people from all over the world.

We hope you enjoy discovering more about Lutterworth and if you have any questions or queries, please feel free to drop us an email: enquiries@lutterworthhistory.co.uk

 

 

Industry

Industry

Some of the Industries and infrastructure projects that were important in the development of Lutterworth as a manufacturing and development centre, positioned as it is, close to the centre of England and transport networks.
Alfred Herbert’s Machine Tool Factory and the Bitteswell Aerodrome being built  during the second world war and the Ladywood Works used to develop the jet engine.

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Industry Summary

Industry started with the local Blacksmith I suppose, then the Corrall family started making watches and clocks. The Hosiery industry then became established and employed a large number of people followed by Engineering with Alfred Herbert moving from Coventry and the Bitteswell Aerodrome building aircraft, both becoming established during WW2.

lutterworth north industry map

A map showing the layout of some of the industrial sites on the Leicester Road.