Sir John Barran MP Pioneered the Leeds ready-made clothing industry in the 1850s, introducing the band knife for cutting multiple layers of cloth. In 1887 he added this factory to his others in Park Square. As Mayor he secured the purchase of Roundhay Park for Leeds. 1821-1905

Photo of John Barran blue plaque
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Josephs Well, Chorley, Leeds
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by Leeds Civic Trust on 04 December 2003

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Photo of John Barran and Thomas Ambler blue plaque
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Photo of John Barran, Thomas Nicholson, Stephen Nicholson, R. A. Salisbury, and 4 other
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