RALEIGH OF NOTTINGHAM
|Title:||RALEIGH OF NOTTINGHAM|
DD/RN/1 Minutes and Annual Reports
DD/RN/2 Returns, Certificates, etc.
DD/RN/3 Financial Records
DD/RN/4 Advertising, Marketing and Promotional Material
DD/RN/6 Photographs and Negatives
DD/RN/7 Cycling History
DD/RN/9 Production and Design Records
DD/RN/10 Legal Records
DD/RN/12 Social and Staff Events
DD/RN/13 Buildings and Construction
|Held by:||Nottinghamshire Archives, not available at The National Archives|
RALEIGH : Principal Dates
1886 W A E Raleigh Street (Woodhead Angois & Ellis).
1887 The Raleigh Cycle Company - Russell Street.
1889 The Raleigh Cycle Company Ltd - Russell Street.
1892/3 A A Zimmermann 1893 'Zimmy' World Amateur, Champion.
1896 New Factory - Faraday Road, Lenton.
1900 'The All-Steel Bicycle'.
1902 Sturmey-Archer Gears.
1905 Motor Cycles produced.
1906 Robin Hood Cycle Co Ltd acquired
1914 Over 50,000 cycles produced.
1914-1918 400 Million parts for Forces (Munitions).
1920 The Nottingham presswork acquired.
1921 Sir Frank Bowden died.
1921 Motor Cycle Production resumed.
1925 Factory increased to 20 acres.
1928 114,072 cycles produced
1931 H O opened Lenton Boulevard
1932 Humber Ltd (Cycle Division) acquired.
1931/36 Safety Seven Cat.
1934 Raleigh Industries Ltd.
1936 Motorised production ceased.
1937 Invention of the Sturmey-Archer Dynohub.
1939 409,479 cycles produced.
1939/45 W W II Munitions production.
1943 Rudge Whitworth Ltd acquired.
1943 Gradual Payments (Nottm Ltd) acquired.
1946 Factory increases to 28 acres - 5,000 Employees.
1946 'Winkle' tricycle - first of the toy range.
1947/48 Boston USA Plant-Ral. Ind. of America Inc.
1949 Sen - Raleigh Industries of India Ltd.
1950 Raleigh Industries of South Africa Ltd.
1951 1,010,077 Cycles produced.
1952 Duke of Edinburgh opens New Factory - Now 40 acres, 7,000 Employees.
1954 Triumph Cycle Co Ltd acquired - REG HARRIS wins 4th Sprint Prof world Title.
1955 Raleigh Cycles Industries of Canada Ltd.
1957 20 acre Factory 3 opened by Field Marshall Montgomery.
1957 B S A acquired - inc Sunbeam New Hudson etc.
1958 1st Mopeds produced.
1960 T I Merged. Hercules, Phillips etc.
1965 R S W 16
1967 Moulton Cycles acquired.
1967 Cox of Watford acquired.
1968 Queen Elizabeth II visits Raleigh.
1969 Dreamline range of Prams/Pushchairs.
1970 Chopper (U K)
1970 Production ceased motorised products.
1974 Ilkeston Specialist Bicycle Unit formed.
1976 Grifter, Boxer, Strika.
1979 Prince Charles visit.
1982/3/4 BMX/Burner Boom.
1983 Head Office Lenton Boulevard Sold.
1983 Oct Head Office moved to Triumph Road.
1985 A T B's (U K). Boom Years - 1988/89/90.
1987 CENTENARY YEAR - Deboy International Control.
1989 F 1 sold.
1990 Princess Diana Visit.
1990 Oct/Nov Original F 1 demolished. Faraday Road to Lenton Blvd. - Now Non-Raleigh.
2003 Factory on Triumph Road demolished Production side moved overseas Head Office relocates to Eastwood.
2004 Raleigh Chopper re-launched
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