Online campaign launched to save Belgium's BL legacy
The 'Leyland Industries Belgium' sign was part of the BL distribution centre for Europe in Seneffe, which assembled more than 600,000 vehicles, including Minis and Allegros, between 1965 and 1980. Once one of the largest overseas British Leyland factories, Seneffe was also a BL distribution centre for Europe between 1972 and 1980.During the many strikes that occurred in the early 1970s, Seneffe even exported RHD cars to the UK. With the help of former factory workers, Dimitri Urbain, a British Leyland fan from Seneffe, is appealing to authorities to act quickly and have the pole listed, as a testimony to the town's industrial past. Dimitri is also asking fellow BL enthusiasts, from all over Europe to get involved.
He said: 'It would be a shame to see the sign put down and disappear for ever. Keep it is a great way to pay tribute to all local BL workers.'
Dimitri added: 'If you would like to show your support for Seneffe to list the sign as a historical monument please get in touch and let us know what you think.'
You can sign the online petition by clicking here, or alternatively email Dimitri at email@example.com.