Leyland Transport Festival

Date: 12/07/09
South Ribble - Leyland

11th &12th July 2009

The Leyland Transport Festival trundled along the town’s high street reminding people of its rich motor vehicle heritage.

The two day transport festival in July pulled in around 15,000 people who lined the streets to enjoy a shining procession.

Dozens of vehicles took over the town for the first staging of this festival, it is hoped that it will become an annual event.

Stephen Bullock, a trustee of the British Commercial Vehicle Museum, which was behind the plans, said: "We want to give everyone a good time with an enjoyable family event. We also want to try to bring some economic redevelopment to the town which has suffered over the last few years."

Visitors could also see a classic collection of cars outside the British Commercial Vehicle Museum as well as being able to hop aboard vintage buses to take a ride through Leyland and it's history.

Website: http://www.visitleyland.co.uk/