Restored Lion and a Cheetah to prowl the coast in style

The restored Leyland Lion

The restored Leyland Lion

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There is a genuine treat for vintage transport enthusiasts at Lytham Hall at the end of August.

Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust, in partnership with Lytham Hall, will lay on a Bus and Coach display and running day on Sunday August 31.

From 10am until 4pm enthusiasts and interested visitors will be able to ride on one of the Trust’s magnificently restored vintage buses, which will be running to and from Lytham and the Hall.

On site will be more than 10 of the finest buses and coaches around for you to look at in detail, with volunteers from the Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust at hand to tell you all about the restoration and the running of these gems.

Pride of place will be two recently restored Ribble vehicles, the first a Leyland Lion single-deck bus dating from 1931, the other a Leyland Cheetah coach from 1936.

These fine vehicles will be joined by a 1934 Leyland Lion single-deck bus, formerly operated by Lytham St Annes Corporation, which has also been fully restored.

John Edwards, from the Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust Ltd, said: “The splendid backdrop of Lytham Hall provides an excellent opportunity to display our vehicles.

“We hope an enjoyable day will be had by all.”

It will be free to catch a ride and enter the parkland – on this day no cars are allowed at the Hall, other than blue badge holders. The Hall will be open as normal for tours at 12pm and 2pm.