Built in Workington day, Sunday 19th July 2015.
This new event is designed to celebrate the thousands of vehicles built at Leyland's
Lillyhall factory through the 1970s and 1980s. It encourages enthusiasts and their
We have booked the Energus site at Lillyhall as it is big enough to accommodate lots of visiting vehicles and has decent indoor facilities for traders and visitors.
We hope to have Nationals, Lynxes, Olympians, Royal Tiger Doyens and more. And other makes of vehicle will also be made very welcome.
Organiser Ian Dunn already has a number of vehicles booked. He says that the idea is based on the North West Vehicle Restoration Trust's similar themed day at their Kirkby, Merseyside, depot.
And anyone wanting a trade stand to sell models, books, transport bits and pieces
Ian has set up a website to promote the event www.builtinworkington.com and invites anyone who would like to help develop it to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Planning for our future
We aim to open a museum, in the next few years, to house our vehicles and artefacts plus several privately owned buses and make them more accessible to the public.
Our vehicles include a number of buses, fire engines and other vehicles some of which
are used in community events. Volunteers are engaged in restoring, maintaining and
operating these historic vehicles. The Trust has a shop & mini-
We have established an events programme making our activities self funding whilst building up a financial reserve for the future. Our aim is to build up a visitor attraction in Workington helping to promote more employment, training and volunteering opportunities.