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Ribble Buses   Views: 992
Ribble Buses   Comments: 6
Photo: Ray   Item #: 29326  
Ribble Buses
  Photo 1,Leyland Leopard No.211 on Wigan Lane returning to Wigan on route 113 from Preston,
in the late 60s.
Photo 2,Albion Lowlander No.1859,on Wallgate,
returning from St Helens,sometime in the 70s.
The location is where Corkills Volkswagen is
Photo 3, Leyland Atlantean No.1954 leaving
Preston Bus Station to return to Wigan,via
Bamber Bridge and Chorley. The bodywork was
by Northern Counties of Wigan.

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Comments by Garry, 3rd May 2017  
Excellent set of photos Ray. Maureen would be very familiar with number two photo.

Comments by Ray, 3rd May 2017  
Little error on photo 2. The bus route number is 342,which was Wigan to Billinge and return,not St Helens as posted.

Comments by Barrie, 4th May 2017  
Ray, memories of the early 1960's- Route 125 Wigan -Preston. Used to catch this from Standish up to Preston for a Saturday night out Last bus back from Preston used to be rowdy.
Stagecoach Wirral have a Ribble livery Dennis (PX04DPV) that spent most of 2016 working the Liverpool-Cross River service and local routes. Have not seen it around Birkenhead this year though.
It's on "youtube" as well.

Comments by ah, 12th May 2017  
352 was st helens

Comments by Ray, 12th May 2017  
Hello ah,My earlier correction refers to the route number and journey that the Albion was on, and also that 352 was
the St Helens route, 362 was also a St Helens route,that went via Church Street,Orrell, and Sandy Lane.
Kind Regards, Ray.

Comments by Philip Gormley., 13th May 2017  
Ray - I'm sure you'll remember when The Running Horses/Sandy Lane route alternated with The Running Horses/St James's Road route, and maybe, also, when the pattern ceased; the former having stood the test of time.

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