AROUND 200 items of Castrol memorabilia were gathered together at the Lakeland Motor Museum to mark 120 years since the famous oil company was formed.

And the museum, located at Backbarrow, has won praise from Castrol for its "amazing range".

After being laid-out for photos, the items were then re-distributed back around the museum, making a fun game of 'spot the Castrol' for children.

Adrian Brabazon, European marketing manager at Castrol, said: “It’s great to see the amazing range of Castrol memorabilia brought together at the Lakeland Motor Museum and to see Castrol’s anniversary being celebrated."

He added: "We are very much looking forward to the next 120 years.”

Castrol was founded in 1899 by Charles Wakefield, and was originally called 'The Wakefield Oil Company'. The famous branding was created when castor oil was added to the company's lubricant formulations.

Chris Lowe, operations manager at the Lakeland Motor Museum, said: “Castrol is such an iconic motoring brand so it’s really satisfying to see so many related items gathered together here at the Lakeland Motor Museum.

"These items have been collected from various sources and given to us by many different donors over a 40 year period, demonstrating just how synonymous Castrol is with the evolution of motoring.”