Leyland festival 2010

Date: 09/11/10
South Ribble - Leyland

Fire Engine pull

Over 100 classic motor cars and trucks paraded through historic Leyland to mark the second annual Leyland Homecoming Festival in 2010.

The festival, which celebrates the town’s links with the automotive industry, pulled in thousands of visitors who lined Hough Lane to watch the procession, brass bands, dancing troops and a hotly contested fire engine pull.

Leyland homecoming was organised to replace the Leyland Festival, which had been cancelled in 2001. Councillor Colin Clark, deputy leader of South Ribble Council, said: “Leyland Homecoming Festival is the highlight of the town’s social calendar and this year’s programme is action-packed"

The British Commercial Vehicle Museum was naturally at the centre of the celebrations, allowing visitors more of an insight into this historic corner of Lancashire.