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Report - John Bull / Dunlop / Leicester Rubber Visit2, Jun13

The Wombat

Mr Wombat
28DL Full Member
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Group explore with Pom, Leic_urbex_xp, Juju, urbex 1988 & Rich dgp

Thanks for the invite along, a cracking night :thumbs

My second visit to this site, but seen loads more I didn’t on the first visit. After a clumsy and probably comical entry, had a good mooch around this huge place.

The history again;
The Leicester Rubber Company was formed in 1906 by John Cecil Burton and his brother Cecil Hubert. The company’s success led to a further name change in 1934 when the Leicester Rubber Company became the John Bull Rubber Company Ltd. For the following two decades, the John Bull Rubber Company continued to manufacture tyres for cars, motorcycles, bicycles & prams. It was in 1955 that John Bull became merged with another company, Metalastik, and thus the John Bull company name became relegated to automotive history. Possibly closed around 2006. The building is currently for sale for 7 million.

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Thanks for looking