Scammell Lorries Limited 1921 - 1988

Lorry manufacturer
born in:
Watford, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

1890s - business established by George Scammell in Fashion Street, Spitalfields, London

G Scammell and Nephew, they were involved in the building and repair of craftsman-built carts and vans, selling and maintaining Foden Steam Wagons and small trucks.

1914-1918 - George’s great nephew, Lt Col Alfred George Scammell, was injured and invalided out of the army but developed the ‘Articulated Six-wheeler’ into production in 1920

1921 - G Scammell & Nephew floated a new company - Scammell Lorries Ltd and the new firm acquired land in Tolpits Lane, Watford and built a new factory for the construction of the new Articulated Six-wheeler

1955 - Scammels joined the Leyland Group

1960s - renamed Scammell Motors following reorganisation within the Leyland Group

1965 - G Scammell & Nephew taken over by York Trailer Co

1988 - factory in West Watford closed