Local Leyland News
Hundreds turn out for Filling Factory Family Fun Day
Hundreds of people headed to The Filling Factory on Buckshaw Village to enjoy their Family Fun Day, showcasing this year’s Leyland Festival and the recently refurbished British Commercial Vehicle Museum.
The museum displayed some of its most famous vehicles, including the one-of-a-kind ‘Popemobile’, a truck-based vehicle specially created by Leyland Motors for Pope John Paul’s visit to the UK in 1982. The custom-made Popemobile was designed to give audiences a clear view of the Pope as he travelled around the country.
Music lovers were treated to previews from artists performing on the Acoustic Stage at Leyland Festival on 15th June. Just Giorge and Catherine Sullivan both played brilliant sets to give a taster for what’s in store on festival day, when they will be joined by a stellar line up of local artists including Renee Mare, Breaking Waves, Bines and headline act Kevin Simm.
There was also a selection of supercars on display, many of which will be featuring in the Leyland Festival Car Show. Tim Dryburgh, the owner of Leyland Car Care Centre, helped organise the Family Fun Day and is also organising the Car Show for Leyland Festival. He said: “It’s been a great day. Loads of families came out to enjoy the fun day – and the sunshine! We’ve also been able to promote Leyland Festival and the British Commercial Vehicle Museum, which was really important as we felt many people living on Buckshaw didn’t know about these two local attractions, even though they are both right on the doorstep.”
Discover more about the amazing performers appearing at the Leyland Festival in 2019