Friday, 5 January 2018

Celebrating 40 years of Leyland’s Museum

Running from 2nd to 27th January 2018

The exhibition tells the story of the efforts to restore and reopen the town’s ancient grammar school for public use.  The story of Richard Keurden, father of the History of Lancashire is told using extracts from his writings. His education at the school in the years before the Civil War and later role as a school governor gives the old building a good case to be considered the home of the history of Lancashire!

The exhibition also contains a selection of photographs of industrial Leyland featuring Leyland Motors.

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The school (left) and Eagle & Child pub (right) in 1765. 

Members of Leyland Historical Society at the opening of the ‘Imaging Everest’ exhibition in 2007. Susan Farrington extreme left.

Museum Volunteers at the Christmas lunch in 2010. The Photo shows Gwen Buckley (in wheelchair: former head tracer at Leyland Motors and the senior woman employee for much of the century) who had just celebrated her 100th birthday, and Mrs Porter (standing 4th from right) who was to live to be 105!

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