In May 2006, Greater Manchester’s Museum of Transport held a weekend-long celebration to mark 100 years since the founding of Lancashire United Transport. Lancashire United, or LUT as it was often known, was once the UK’s biggest independent bus company until its sale to Greater Manchester Transport in 1976.
Lancashire United was once as much a part of the landscape in its area as fish ‘n’ chips and rows of Coronation Street-style terraced houses. In an area stretching from Manchester to Liverpool, and Wigan to Warrington its 400 buses and coaches were a familiar sight.
Eventually, the company was sold to Greater Manchester Transport and the company’s red livery - and the red rose emblem that had adorned the company’s vehicles for so many years - began to disappear.
Fortunately, a number of LUT buses still survive and many were brought together at the Museum of Transport for a unique weekend-long celebration of the company.
This video - available in two versions on the same DVD, with and without narration - tells the story of the event and the hard work behind the scenes that went into a memorable occasion.
Length: 17 minutes 30 seconds x 2 (two versions available, with and without narration)