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Southport to Leyland

Michael Portillo continues his journey through the north west of England. He begins in the elegant Lancashire resort of Southport, where the railways brought thousands of visitors to enjoy the pier and all the fun of the fair. Michael discovers Victorian entrepreneurship in Wigan, traces the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution in Bolton and drives a hundred-year-old commercial vehicle in Leyland.

Release date:

29 minutes

Last on

Tue 14 Jul 2015 20:00


Role Contributor
PresenterMichael Portillo
Series ProducerAlison Kreps

Steam Railways Collection

Steam Train

A collection of programmes from the BBC archives on the beauty of steam locomotives.