Help put Leyland in Hall of Fame

British Commercial Vehicle Museum
British Commercial Vehicle Museum

People form Leyland are being called upon to put forward nominations for Lancashire’s Hall of Fame, as part of a VisitEngland national campaign to find the country’s ‘great and the good’.

Marketing Lancashire is championing the initiative and inviting Leyland residents to submit nominations, such as the vehicle museum.

Chief Executive Ruth Connor says there’s plenty to be proud of in Leyland and South Ribble.

She said: “We know that Leyland led the world in the manufacture of trucks and even Centurion Tanks, which is why today we’re proud to have the British Commercial Vehicle Museum here in the town, an attraction that draws visitors from all over the world.

“In 1840, South Ribble became famous for the discovery of one of the greatest Viking Silver treasure troves, The Cuerdale Hoard, a chest containing 1000s of coins dating as far back as 900AD.

“Whether ancient or modern treasures, the people of Leyland should find plenty to contribute to England’s Hall of Fame.”

Nominations can be submitted by visiting VisitEngland’s Facebook page or the website by March 23.

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