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John Fishwick & Sons green buses returning for one day only

Posted on - 3rd August, 2023 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - History, Leyland, Lostock Hall, Nostalgia, Penwortham, Preston News, South Ribble News, Transport, What's On in Preston
The green Fishwick buses, a previous regular on the city's streets Pic: Michael Porter
The green Fishwick buses, a previous regular on the city’s streets Pic: Michael Porter

The distinctive green buses of John Fishwick & Sons are set to return to Preston’s roads for one day only.

Buses from the Fishwick and Ribble fleets will run between Leyland, Lostock Hall and Preston throughout the day.

The heritage buses will be running from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Sunday 24 September.

Read more: A potted history of a local public transport company whose existence spanned over 100 years

John Fishwick & Sons green buses made their final journeys in October 2015 after the firm ceased trading following 107 years of serving the city.

The 111 service making one of its last trips through Preston on Saturday Pic: Heather Crook
The 111 service making one of its last trips through Preston in 2015 Pic: Heather Crook

All the routes which ran between Preston and South Ribble were handed to Stagecoach to operate.

The heritage day organised by the Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust will see the buses based outside the British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland.

More details will be available on the JFS Fishwick Running Day Facebook page.

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