Charles Roberts and Co
of Horbury Junction, near Wakefield
1856 Company established.
1899 The company was registered on 13 April, to acquire the business of wagon manufacturers of a company of the same name. 
1913 One of 15 established companies involved in manufacture and hiring-out of railway rolling stock
1914 Builders of railway wagons of all descriptions, steel hopper wagons, railway tank wagons, manufacturers of wheels and axles, ironwork, castings; railway wagon repairers. 
1939 Duncan Bailey was chairman and managing director.
1973 Charles Roberts and Co agreed to acquire from Butterfield-Harvey Group the assets and undertaking (apart from property) of W. P. Butterfield (Engineers) of Shipley to make a major force in the road tanker industry
Sources of Information
- The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
- The Times, Sep 20, 1913
- 1914 Whitakers Red Book
- The Times, 15 November 1967
- The Times, Jul 18, 1973