What we are
The Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust is a registered charity based in Lancashire whose central aim is to preserve the heritage of Ribble Motor Services, ed one of the UK’s largest and most popular bus companies from its formation in 1919 until the 1980’s when it began to lose its distinctive identity. Our activities are primarily focused on the preservation, medical restoration and, where possible, operation of buses which operated for Ribble group companies in earlier years. It is our firm conviction that this heritage can be best enjoyed by providing opportunities for members of the public to travel on the buses and experience an earlier era of public transport.
We own our site which has two modern buildings that house our collection of vintage buses, most of which are from the Ribble fleet. Our main building also contains an archive room with a collection of mainly Ribble artifacts. We have good facilities at our base but we are not a museum and are not open to the public. Instead we concentrate on taking our buses out to the public.