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Notable features include St Andrew's parish church, built around 1200AD and a stone cross thought to date back to Saxon times.
The town is famous primarily for the bus and truck manufacturer Leyland Motors, which between the '50s and '70s expanded and grew to own several motor British motor manufacturers, including BMC, Standard-Triumph , and Rover, culminating in the massive British Leyland.
Although BL was progressively broken up in the 1980s, a series of mergers and buy-outs has seen the truck-making side of the firm survive, and the town still produces about 14,000 trucks per year, and the truck building industry is still the town's primary employer.
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