This was especially noticeable when we had people reciting the same poems in some rounds.
They were the same words, but vastly different understandings of those words.
The only existing engine within the Leyland empire suitable for such an application (following the demise of the ill-fated fixed-head 500 series and AEC’s underdeveloped and unreliable V8) was the AEC AV760 straight-six, which was turbocharged and designated as the TL12.
Other engine options included a 200 bhp Leyland L11, as well as Cummins 10- and 14-litre engines at 250 and 330 bhp, respectively.
Whilst the Spurrier family were in control the company enjoyed excellent labour relations—reputedly never losing a day’s production through industrial action.I think that’s because of the shared journey we have all taken with our poems.We are in the company of other people who love – or are starting to love— poetry, which shifts the mood from that which we sometimes experience in our school classes.One of the best things about Poetry by Heart is the atmosphere.There’s a sense of calm and friendliness in the air, from the school competitions all the way through to the finals; we all want each other to succeed.