Not being a museum RVPT’ puts great emphasis on taking its buses to public events where they can be seen and often ridden on by the general public and by transport enthusiasts. On Sunday, August 31st we organised an event jointly with the Lytham Hall Trust who now manage the Georgian era mansion on the edge of Lytham town centre. This is a fine building which was once the residence of the Clifton family and is now in receipt of a £5.9 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for its restoration. We displayed a selection of our buses in front of the Hall and also provided a park & ride service from the estate gate to the Hall to allow car parking away from the building. Additionally town tours of Lytham were operated every 20 minutes using three old style half cab double deckers which are part of our collection. Although former Ribble buses comprised the main part of the day it was also good to have two former blue Lytham buses back in their home town. Luckily the weather was fine and later sunny which helped to attract a healthy level of visitors. This was a first for us in Lytham but we hope it can be repeated in future years. The photos show Lytham Hall as our buses were arriving, awaiting the town tour and on the P&R.