Site Last Updated: 22 February 2022 

to promote the study and preservation of Leyland vehicles

Leyland Society Gathering 2020

The 2020 "Gathering" was to have been part of a revitalised Leyland Festival but in the present circumstances the festival organisers have taken the wise decision to cancel this year's event. So for the first time since they started back in the late 1990s there will be no "Gathering" this year.

Undoubtedly the world will be a different place when we come out of this pandemic, but we're hoping the 2021 "Gathering" will be a bigger and even better celebration of all things Leyland.

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          For 2020, the Leyland Society were invited to bring our Gathering back to Leyland as part of an expanded Leyland Festival.  For many years the Leyland Festival has been held in the town and has consisted of a variety of events over a weekend at the end of June. 

          The 2020 Leyland Festival will be held from 19 – 21 June 2020 and expanded to cover the whole weekend.  The plans for the event are still being developed but the outline is as follows:

  • Friday 19 June 2020 – music festival in Worden Park

  • Saturday 20 June 2020 – Leyland Festival parade through the Leyland area

  • Sunday 21 June 2020 – Heritage Vehicle display including the Leyland Society Gathering

As we prepared this information the details for the weekend are still being formulated but the activities will be listed on a new website being developed by the organisers.  We will update the details here as the plans are finalised.

          On the Saturday of the weekend there will be a parade through the town and all vehicle owners are invited to take part.  Please note events on Saturday 20th June are not being organised by the Leyland Society and if you wish to enter your vehicle in the parade please contact the British Commercial Vehicle Museum ( to register your interest and obtain entry details.  

          The Leyland Society Gathering will be held as usual on the Sunday of the weekend, the 21st June and an entry form is available to download here.  It is planned that the vehicles will be displayed along Hough Lane in the centre of Leyland town centre which will be closed to through traffic on that day.  The opportunity to display our vehicles in a road environment is not one that is often available and we hope as many vehicle owners will come along and support the event.  Once again, vehicles from all Leyland Group manufacturers (eg AEC, Albion, BMC, Bristol, Guy, Scammell) are welcome to attend our event, although preference will be given to Leyland manufactured or designed models.  Facilities for transporter parking and unloading over the weekend will be available at the Leyland Assembly Plant.  If you plan to bring your vehicle on a transporter, it will be necessary to unload it at the Assembly Plant and drive the short distance to the display area in the town centre.  Please note that the Leyland Assembly Plant is a secure area so it will not be possible to stay overnight in any transporter vehicle.  Overnight parking for display vehicles will be available at the British Commercial Vehicle Museum.  Please complete the section on the entry form to indicate which parking you require. 


  The Leyland Society Ltd. is a Registered Charity No. 1137856. Registered in England No.4653772.