1977 Leyland Truck and Bus were at North Works, Hough Lane, Leyland.
1978 Moved under the umbrella company BL Commercial Vehicles with a number of other subsidiaries.
1981 LV started pilot production of the T68 Landmaster truck at the Bathgate plant in Scotland. The 5000 workers at Bathgate were still on a three-day week while the rest of the company stepped up to 4 days.
1981 Leyland Vehicles split into three companies:
1982 Part of the new Land Rover-Leyland
1987 Leyland Bus was sold to its management.
Sources of Information
- The Times, Jul 11, 1978
- The Times, Feb 14, 1980
- The Engineer 1981/05/21
- The Times , Apr 28, 1983
- Cabinet Office memo 24 March 1986