Ribble Centenary – Arriva Photos

I’ve posted a couple of times recently about 2019 being the centenary of the creation of Ribble buses. My two previous posts are available via the links below:-

tonyrobertson.mycouncillor.org.uk/2019/04/04/ribble-motor-services-this-would-have-been-their-centenary/

tonyrobertson.mycouncillor.org.uk/2019/04/22/that-ribble-centenary-again/

Maghull resident Kevin Duggan has now let me have a couple of photos of a special livery ‘Ribble’ Arriva bus which we could all see out on the road a suppose…… Watch out for a red 300 or 310…….

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That Ribble Centenary again

Vintage Ribble bus photoed at the West Lancs Light railway in 2018

I posted recently about the 100th anniversary of the founding of Ribble Buses in 1919 – here’s a link back to that posting:-

tonyrobertson.mycouncillor.org.uk/2019/04/04/ribble-motor-services-this-would-have-been-their-centenary/

Well the other day I bumped into a chap who is deeply involved in organising the Ribble 100 celebrations and I gained more of an understanding about activities throughout 2019 to mark the centenary. Here’s the detail:-

And finally here’s a link to the Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust’s website:-

www.rvpt.co.uk/

Ribble Motor Services – This would have been their centenary

This year is the centenary of the formation of the mighty and much-missed (in bus enthusiast quarters particularly) Ribble Motor Services.

Vintage Ribble bus photoed at the West Lancs Light Railway in 2018

I’m told that Arriva’s Bootle Depot are to paint one of their buses in Ribble livery as a commemoration of the Centenary, which is fitting given Ribble’s Bootle depots (both the old one – now demolished and the new one – now Arriva’s depot) operated an intensive service on Ribble’s routes.

Here’s a blast from the past a former Ribble Lydiate bound 321 bus in model form. Sadly it’s a long lost route for Lydiate residents.

With thanks to Kevin Duggan for the lead to this posting