Yearly Archives: 2016


1775 retrospective

We've been sent some images of 'tank' 1775 before it came into our collection. These show extensive work being carried out around the offside front wing to remedy corrosion. 1775 has never been restored as such but it has received several repairs and upgrades over [...]

April 14th, 2016|Latest News|

POPS Rally

On Sunday, May 22, the Potteries Omnibus Preservation Society will hold its annual transport rally and running day based at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke on Trent. Our Harrington Cavalier Leopard, 1036, will attend. Any RVPG members who would like to travel on 1036 to the [...]

April 13th, 2016|Latest News|

Lion refreshed

Our oldest operational vehicle, Leyland Lion 1161, has been receiving mechanical attention recently, mainly to the radiator. Everything has now been reassembled and it has been successfully started and run around the yard. Road testing will follow and it should be available to attend our [...]

April 8th, 2016|Latest News|

Ribble in the south

We don't get to display our buses in the south of England that often but in April we will be making two appearances in connection with anniversaries. Saturday, April 2 is the Heritage Transport Show at the Kent County Showground at Detling. Touring coach 1036, a [...]

March 30th, 2016|Latest News|

Painstaking work

Vintage bus restoration is a long way removed from modern industrial production methods. PD2 1349 has a Leyland metal framed body which incorporates a large quantity of wood inserts. All have to be shaped and carefully aligned so that when the panels are fitted the bodywork [...]

March 30th, 2016|Latest News|

Morecambe Running Day

Reminder that our well established running day and display at Morecambe will be held this year on Sunday, healing May 29th. Details can be found in the events section of this site. You can also keep up to date via our related Facebook page at: [...]

March 17th, 2016|Latest News|

377 progress

Royal Tiger 377 continues to progress. The complex rebuilding of the rear sections is almost complete and the emergency door is now fitted. Internal cove panels are being fitted at floor level on both sides of the bus and in the near future some external [...]

March 4th, 2016|Latest News|

1775 active again

PD3 1775 has passed its MoT and is now ready for active service in 2016. It was rested last year and prior to its MoT the rear brake linings were replaced and a number of minor issues were dealt with. All being well it will [...]

March 4th, 2016|Latest News|

Hospice support organised a fund raising walk in support of St Catherine's hospice in Preston. The walk was through Cuerden Valley Park. We donated our bus to take the walkers to the start point and collect them afterwards before delivering them to the cafe at St [...]

February 19th, 2016|Latest News|

Chorley Depot

The long established bus depot on Eaves Lane in Chorley was closed as an operational depot in late 2015. This was one of the few former Ribble depots still in use as a bus depot. It is due to taken over by Chorley Council as [...]

February 5th, 2016|Latest News|