In early November 2013 twenty-four members plus friends from Cleveleys Probus Club boarded a modern day coach to make the short forty-five minute journey to the British Commercial Vehicle Museum situated in Leyland, Lancashire. The museum contains the finest collection of historic commercial vehicles in Europe and brings to life the compelling story of these bygone wonders. One hundred and twenty five years of transport history with a rich array of machinery from horse drawn and steam powered vehicles to buses, fire engines and delivery trucks.
Some of our members ascended the steps into the Pope mobile, others were allowed to ring the fire engine bells, but the majority were reasonably well behaved. There are more than fifty exhibits on permanent display and all are in full working order. The staff were very friendly, welcoming and informative.
During the tour the group enjoyed a specially prepared lunch in the café.
The museum holds many “Special Events Days” throughout each year including a Vintage & Classic Motorcycle Show, a Model Transport Show and a Leyland to Fleetwood Road Run.
Overall it was a great day out and brought back many fond memories for us all.