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Ribble buses return to the city for one day only

Posted on - 19th January, 2019 - 6:26pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, History, Nostalgia, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Transport, What's On in Preston
Ribble buses on the Flag Market Pic: Plum and Co Vintage
Ribble buses on the Flag Market Pic: Plum and Co Vintage

Preston was transported back to a different age of bus travel on Saturday.

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Ribble Buses lined the Flag Market to mark the start of a new exhibition at the Harris.

The buses were there as the museum looks back at 100 years since Ribble’s fleet first appeared on the streets.

Headquartered in Frenchwood many Prestonians will have grown up riding the distinctive red buses.

Snapping one of the Ribble Buses Pic: Plum and Co Vintage
Snapping one of the Ribble Buses Pic: Plum and Co Vintage

They had their final journeys in the 1980s and now do memorial and historic transport events around the UK.

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Ribble 100, the exhibition, is free to attend and runs until 7 July.

Two of the Ribbles buses, including a later Stagecoach version, parked up Pic: Nigel Whalley
Two of the Ribbles buses, including a later Stagecoach version, parked up Pic: Nigel Whalley

See more pictures below from the Ribble buses being parked up, as Paul Melling snapped away.

Did you see the Ribble buses? Did you ever ride on one? Let us know in the comments below

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