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29 May 2017

Remembering Danny Greene

On Monday 29 May 2017 Taybus Vintage Vehicle Society was honoured to be invited to play a small part in the funeral arrangements for retired Ribble Motor Services driver Danny Greene by providing transport to the church, internment and refreshments.

When we acquired Leyland National WBW735X she was brought up from Crewe in two stages on 1 & 2 August 2014 driven by Taybus member Jim Patrickson. A few weeks later she made her first visit to the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum on Sunday 17 August. Danny joined us on that trip which brought back memories for him as he drove many Leyland Nationals in service. He shared many of his bus photographs with us and travelled to some of our other events when he was able to manage.

Danny was due to visit us all at Taybus a few months ago but sadly wasn't well enough. So for his final journey we thought it fitting for him to be joined by our Leyland National one last time, driven once again by Jim Patrickson.

23 May 2017

Danny Greene 1947-2017

It's with great sadness we report the passing of Taybus family member and supporter Danny Greene on 18 May 2017, his 70th birthday, following a short illness.

Danny started off as conductor with Ribble Motor Services before training as a driver at their Frenchwood Depot in Preston in the early 1970s. By the late 1980s he served time on Ribble Kingfisher duties, worked the Zippy service and carried out National Express work travelling all over Great Britain.

Two of Danny's grandsons have inherited his love of, and interest in, buses and are long-time members and active supporters of TVVS. We extend our sympathies to them and their family at this difficult time.

22 May 2017

Event: 21 May 2017 - Scottish Vintage Bus Museum Running Day

Sunday saw Taybus Vintage Vehicle Society attend its first transport event for 2017.

Attending was Leyland National WBW735X - restored from our collection, fresh from several months of restoration work, which not only was on display but completed two very popular runs to Saline and Kelty.

Here's Nellie the National at Lathalmond being kept company by 1984 Leyland National 2 A108CFS 108 Lothian.

Taking a rest at Saline alongside 2014 Wright Streetlite SN64CKV First Midland Bluebird.

Getting wetter at Kelty.

Stopping off at Auchtermuchty on the way back for some 'refreshments'.


5 May 2017

Website: Our rebuilt website is now responsive

Over the past few months we have been working behind the scenes to totally rebuild the Taybus website to make it as fully responsive as possible.

Whilst the content across all devices will remain the same the layout and font sizes will change depending on the device you are using and its orientation.

Should you come across any issues with this new version of our website please get in touch through our contact page.


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