Another image that wasn't taken in the 60s or 70s. It shows the ancient beech trees on Worden Park in Leyland. But how do you know if a tree is ancient? Give it a hug! If it takes three adults to hug an oak tree, then it’s officially ancient. And if you find a beech tree that needs two hugs, then that’s ancient too
Another image that wasn't taken in the 60s or 70s. It shows the ancient beech trees on Worden Park in Leyland. But how do you know if a tree is ancient? Give it a hug! If it takes three adults to hug an oak tree, then it’s officially ancient. And if you find a beech tree that needs two hugs, then that’s ancient too

Look back at Leyland: 37 pictures memories taking you right back to the 60s and 70s in South Ribble's Leyland

Leyland has a long history, just like Preston.

By Naomi Moon
Monday, 27th June 2022, 3:45 pm

So we’ve dug into the archives to find pictures showing the town’s development over the years – starting with the 60s and 70s. We’ve even managed to throw in a handful of pictures from earlier than the 60s – which show just how much the place has changed over the years. We hope this fascinating look back at Leyland will bring back memories or spark an interest in the history of this South Ribble gem. READ MORE: Look back at Avenham flats. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Moor Lane flats over the years. MORE MEMORIES: Friargate in the 80s

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