AN ARCHIVE chronicling British Leyland’s motoring past is being made available worldwide.
The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust archive housed at the Gaydon-based British Motor Museum has been awarded a £30,000 cataloguing grant to showcase a project called ‘The Art of Selling’.
The collection of sales and press material originating from vehicle manufacturer British Leyland will be gathered together and be available for online viewing for the first time in October next year.
Trust archivist Gillian Bardsley said: “The British Leyland Collection is a fine example of an esoteric body of material which should not have survived, and yet its preservation opens up a rich vein of social and industrial history which has wide appeal.
“This funding will enable us to recruit a professional archivist and a small team of specialist volunteers who will sort and re-package the collection, opening it up to all who wish to use it.”
Visit www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/archive to view other collections.
Archive staff look through the British Leyland sales and press collection, which requires extensive cataloguing and repackaging to ensure its long-term future.