It’s incredible to see that the national tragedy that was British Leyland is continuing to unwrap 42 years after it was created.

Earlier today a protagonist of the MG Rover collapse told me that PriceWaterhouseCooper is still working on the company’s liquidation, five years down the line.

Image courtesy of Google Maps

However, last week I spotted another sad story in the Lancashire Evening Post that will see a surviving BL asset destroyed.

This is a satellite shot of the Leyland Motors test track, built in the late 1970s when the company was under government ownership. (Leyland, if you don’t know, is a small town exactly halfway between London and Glasgow, and a few miles south of Preston).

The local council has just decided that track should be broken up, ploughed into the ground and covered with new houses.