Friday, 6 May 2011

Leyland Clock

I visited the Lake District yesterday. It was my second visit. The first was forty-five years ago, but more of that in a later post. My first port of call was Kendal but I am told it is actually outside of the official National Park. That said, I did spot an impressive green clock up one of the many side streets

It was a 'Leyland Clock' - one of seven erected in the 1930s at prominent locations on major roads by the Leyland Motor Company. They were intended as an advertising gimmick and became well-known landmarks in their own right. This one I photographed was originally sited on the A6 at Shap, but was relocated to the Kendal Brewery Arts Centre in 1973.

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