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Ribble - Lytham Vintage Bus Day 2019  

The independent transport videos cameras have again been invited back to record the Ribble Preservation Trust’s sixth event centred on the magnificent Lytham Hall, the Georgian Grade 1 listed building.  This year’s event took place on Bank Holiday Monday, 26th August 2019.  As usual Lytham Hall’s beautiful grounds offer a superb backdrop to the fine vehicles owned by the Trust as well as the visiting vehicles.  Our filming begins early in the morning at the RVPT’s Freckleton depot as we see the run out into service of the participating vehicles.  These movements offer a good chance to study the vehicles as they are manoeuvred carefully from their sheds and lined up ready for the drivers to take them out.  Our journey this year to the Hall is onboard the Trust’s beautifully restored Ribble Leyland Lion LT2, 1161 (CK 4518), featuring a Leyland B30F body that was built in 1931.  We have positioned a camera in the cab, so you can witness the driver first hand as we drive along the deserted streets from it’s base at Freckleton to the event venue at Lytham Hall.  We also have another camera onboard so that we get the passenger’s view from an era of bus travel long since gone.  At the Hall we film the arriving buses and coaches from Ribble and many other operators for both display and service. As in previous years a ten-minute service was operated from the Hall to St Annes, via Lytham town centre and Fairhaven Lake, this year numbered 100 to remind us of the fact that Ribble are celebrating their centenary in 2019.
Our cameras now take up their positions in Lytham town centre.  We capture the action at the Market Square and along Clifton Street, Station Road and Central Beach with the buses running in town and along the sea front.  We then journey to St Annes onboard preserved Fylde Transport Leyland Atlantean 71 (OJI 4371).  This interesting bus has a chassis dating from 1977 and was fitted with a new Northern Counties body in 1990. With filming completed at St Annes, our next location is Fairhaven Lake where we see the buses operating the 100 service.  Our ride back to the Hall is onboard Lytham St Annes Corporation 10 (JTD 381), a 1947 Leyland PD2 with Leyland bodywork.  Once back at the Hall we film the buses and coaches running in and out on service and eventually leaving for home.  Our journey back to Freckleton this year is on Ribble 452 (FCK 884), the 1954 Leyland Tiger Cub with Saunders-Roe (Saro) bodywork.  On arrival at the depot we film the vehicles being put away at the end of a perfect day and say thank you to the Ribble Preservation Trust for providing an excellent event, which we hope you will enjoy watching on this programme.


 Filmed :  2019
 Duration :  91 mins
 Price :  Within UK - 16
   Rest of world - 18
 Format :  DVD -R
   Picture Aspect 16:9
 Order Ref :  D356


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