Ribble Motor Services

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Special Display
Until 7 July  

This case display celebrates 100 years of Ribble Motor Services.

The company was formed in 1919 to take over a bus service running between Preston and the Lancashire village of Gregson Lane. Ribble grew rapidly and became a major transport operator in Britain, with bus routes across the North West from Carlisle to Liverpool, and coaches touring to all parts of the country. In an age when few people owned a car, everyone knew Ribble's cherry-red buses, which were vital for going to school, getting to work, and popping to the shops.

In 1969 Ribble was nationalised and became part of the National Bus Company. It was eventually sold off in a number of parts in 1986, one of which continues today as Stagecoach. Memories of the company are kept alive by the Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust.


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