It will be time to hop aboard on Bank Holiday Monday 31 August when vintage buses and coaches return to Lytham Hall after the successful display and running day held last year in conjunction with the Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust.
The event runs from 10.00am until 4.00pm and vintage buses will operate a regular service from the Hall to Fairhaven Lake car park via Lytham town centre and back. On display at the Hall will be 10 of the finest buses and coaches with volunteers from the Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust on hand to provide information about the restoration and the running of the carefully preserved gems.
Among the vehicles on display will be a 1934 Leyland Lion single decker formerly owned by Lytham St Anne’s Corporation, the final restoration of which was only completed recently. In addition two other pre-war classics are expected, one a Leyland Lion single decker dating from 1931, the other being a 1936 Leyland Cheetah coach.
Marianne Blaauboer, the Hall’s activity plan officer, said: “after last year’s successful day we look forward to welcoming back the Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust display and running day. The vintage buses and coaches are fantastic to see and what a privilege to be able to take a trip on one!”
John Edwards from the Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust added “Lytham Hall is an ideal venue and provides an excellent opportunity to display many of the vehicles in our collection, it promises to be a most enjoyable day”.
The bus services will be free to use and no cars will be allowed at the Hall other than blue badge holders. The Hall will be open as usual for tours at midday and 2.00pm, and the tea room will be open between 10am and 4pm.