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Classic Bus Lotto: Another Escape to the Pantry Special

Do you have a young child who is mad on Greater Manchester’s buses?

Due to Coronavirus-orientated cabin fever or stir craziness, you may be wondering what a bus looks like. You might have a youngster who wants to go to the Greater Manchester Museum of Transport, though couldn’t do thanks to recent events. You know, the very rugrat whom in later years might want a British Rail moquette cup coaster for his or her office.

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Leyland Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club, 19 May 2019

Stunning concert sees Leyland Band firing on all four cylinders

Completing the hat trick of Championship Section bands at Boarshurst Band Club last night was a right humdinger of a concert. Thomas Wyss’ Leyland Band gave its live and streamed audience a night to savour. There was four great soloists and a programme that offered something for everyone whilst sating the desires of discerning listeners.

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End of an Era for Long Established Leyland Bus Operator

John Fishwick and Sons to cease trading after 108 years

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Going: John Fishwick and Sons’ gorgeous two tone green livery, as seen on a preserved Leyland National leaving Heaton Park in the 2014 Trans-Lancs Transport Show. Image by Firing Up The Quattro (Creative Commons License – Attribution).

John Fishwick and Sons, the long serving Leyland bus company is due to cease trading on Saturday 24th October 2015. The company has entered liquidation after 108 years of operation in central Lancashire. Continue reading “End of an Era for Long Established Leyland Bus Operator”