Fylde Transport Trust
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Lytham 70

New in May 1964, it formed part of a trio of Leyland Titan PD2 buses with Massey front entrance bodies. Painted in the smart blue and white livery associated with the Lytham St.Annes areas, No. 70 was put to work on the trunk Blackpool to Lytham services 11/11A.


Plainer livery styles were adopted in later years as fashions changed and in May 1974 the Lytham undertaking was absorbed into Fylde Borough as a result of local government organisation. Retired in 1980, No. 70 later passed to a church for congregational transport although it suffered extensive vandalism and was later donated to the forerunner of the St. Helens Transport Museum.

Although some work was carried out, efforts were spasmodic and after being neglected for a number of years the Trust approached the museum to adopt the bus. This was agreed and No. 70 moved to Blackpool. No. 70 has received a considerable restoration effort to replace parts cannibalised whilst in store at the St.Helens Transport Museum. This has involved re-glazing, some repanelling and many lengths of new beading. Exterior work was completed in November 1999 allowing the bus to be repainted in original Lytham blue and white livery. Attention then turned to tidying up the interior.


The bus was submitted for an MoT test on 3 July 2000 and the successful pass allowed No. 70 to return to the road after an absence of nearly 20 years. The bus has been sponsored by Stardrops and authentic style adverts for the product now appear on the vehicle sides.

In September 2005, No.70 was purchased from the St.Helens Transport Museum as part of a reduction in their core collection.

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