Ribble - Lytham Vintage Bus Day 2019
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.
|| 91 mins
|| Within UK - £16
|| Rest of world -
|| DVD -R
|| Picture Aspect 16:9