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November update

Plenty going on in the depot now that the 'season' is over. We have four active restoration projects, Royal Tiger 377, early Leyland National 382, Stagecoach B10M / Plaxton coach 114 and Morecambe AEC 72. 377 is well advanced with the finishing touches applied to [...]

November 26th, 2021|Latest News|

Vehicle developments

After an initially successful engine transplant on PD3 1775 new problems emerged. It has been necessary to remove the head and remedy oil leaks. This work is underway and hopefully the bus will soon be back to full health. Leopard / Duple coach 1052 was [...]

September 22nd, 2021|Latest News|

Bus naming

Our Stagecoach era Trident has been named Douglas Bailey MBE in memory of our late friend and colleague. Douglas spent his career in the public transport industry including many years with Ribble and Stagecoach. 18139 was refurbished and repainted during the lockdown so only recently [...]

September 10th, 2021|Latest News|

September report

More activity in recent weeks including taking our buses to events organised by others. Over the weekend of September 4/5 several of our buses attended the running day and display organised by Town & District at Great Harwood. Examples from the Stagecoach and NBC eras [...]

September 5th, 2021|Latest News|

Members Day / Cavalcade

On Sunday, August 15th members were able to visit our depot and had the option of travelling on buses on the tour of Lytham, St Anne's and Blackpool. Many of our operational buses took part in the cavalcade along with a small number of guest [...]

August 17th, 2021|Latest News|

On the road

Reminder that our cavalcade through Lytham and Blackpool is getting close - it's on Sunday August 15th. Details are on our events page. We're busily cleaning buses for the event including unique Tiger 900 which is pictured drying off in the warm sun after a [...]

August 4th, 2021|Latest News|

Cavalcade update

We're working hard to prepare our buses for Sunday, August 15th when we will operate a cavalcade from Freckleton to Blackpool and back via Lytham and St Anne's. The plan is to run two buses every 30 minutes from 11.00 to 14.00. Given all the [...]

July 23rd, 2021|Latest News|

Preparing for August 15

As explained on our Events page the only event we're organising this year is a cavalcade from our depot through Lytham to Blackpool and return. We can't open the service to the public but our members can travel by prior arrangement. As our fleet has [...]

June 4th, 2021|Latest News|

May update

We're still operating on a very restricted basis but hope to become more active from next week. We're starting work on a major cleaning exercise to get our buses spick and span for our cavalcade on August 15th. The whole fleet has been gathering dust [...]

May 14th, 2021|Latest News|

April report

With our continuing restrictions work has focussed on the restoration of PD2 1467 and repair work on TD5 2057 and PD3 1775. With electrical and mechanical work completed on 1467 (apart from a few minor tweaks) recent activity has been concentrated on bodywork, notably in [...]

April 25th, 2021|Latest News|