I spent the day visiting the depots of the Lancashire Independent operators which included Redline Travel, Tyrer's of Adlington, M&M Coaches of Accrington, Pilkington Bus of Accrington, Moving People and the two Rossendale Transport depots at Haslingden and Rochdale.
The vehicle used for the event was Stagecoach North West TransBus Trident No 18156 PX04 DPV, which had recently emerged from the paintshop sporting the Ribble Motor Services livery as depicted in the photographs.