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Heavy rain is expected overnight and into Saturday, especially in coastal areas...

Blackpool Routemaster 522, waits time at Squires Gate, on a thoroughly wet and miserable summer’s day in July 1987. Looking across Squires Gate Lane, you can see the former Fylde Borough Transport bus garage, who’s operations became part of Blackpool Transport in 1994. The old Fylde (ex Lytham St Annes Corporation) bus depot has long since demolished and the site re-developed for housing

 

During the 1980s, Blackpool acquired quite a few of these ex London Transport Routemaster buses for service in the seaside town. To be honest, I always thought this was a little odd, especially as Blackpool had just about wiped out its open-platform Leyland PD3 fleet by this time, ...all of which were newer?

 

18th July 1987.

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