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Fishwick and Sons buses make final journeys through Preston and Leyland

Posted on - 24th October, 2015 - 3:11pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, News, Nostalgia, Penwortham, Preston City Centre
The 111 service makes its way along Fishergate by the railway station Pic: Heather Crook

The 111 service makes its way along Fishergate by the railway station Pic: Heather Crook

Preston’s Fishwick and Sons buses have been making their final journeys through the city during Saturday.

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The firm, which has operated since 1907, is to run its final service during Saturday evening before handing over the route to Stagecoach.

Prestonians have been leaving their comments on the bus service, which operated using the distinctive green buses.

The 111 heads through Preston city centre Pic: Heather Crook

The 111 heads through Preston city centre Pic: Heather Crook

Cliff Sale said: “Another part of Leyland heritage gone – won’t feel the same without seeing those green buses on the road.”

Robb Shenton commented: “How very sad indeed – the end of another Preston related era.”

Lucie Chrisoforou said: “I can’t believe this. I live on those buses. Some of the drivers are funny buggers but most are very nice and friendly. Sad times.”

The 111 runs from Preston Bus Station through to Leyland and back.

The green buses have been a familiar sight for decades in Preston Pic: Heather Crook

The green buses have been a familiar sight for decades in Preston Pic: Heather Crook

Stagecoach is to operate the 111 service from Sunday 25 October after being granted permission by the traffic commissioner to run the route at short notice, following John Fishwick and Sons decision to cease trading.

It is not known what will happen with the 109, 109A, 113 or 115 services.

Did you use the 111 service and the green buses? What do you think about the change? Let us know in the comments below

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