Take a ride through his­tory at open day

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THE Mersey­side Trans­port Trust (MTT) will be hold­ing its An­nual Open Day event on Sun­day, July 9 to raise funds for the up­keep of its fleet of over 50 his­toric ve­hi­cles.

This is a rare op­por­tu­nity to see the vast col­lec­tion of buses (and a train) in var­i­ous stages of restora­tion.

The event also aims to at­tract new mem­bers, vol­un­teers, spon­sor­ship and gen­er­ate in­ter­est within the com­mu­nity.

This year’s event will fea­ture bus rides around the sur­round­ing area, tak­ing in lo­cal pubs, sev­eral West Lan­cashire vil­lages, and sup­port­ing lo­cal busi­nesses.

There will be nu­mer­ous ve­hi­cles on dis­play in­clud­ing vis­it­ing ve­hi­cles from other preser­va­tion groups, sales stands and talks given about the group’s lat­est projects and how peo­ple can be­come in­volved.

The MTT and the An­nual Open Day is run en­tirely by vol­un­teers and the MTT is al­ways keen to see more peo­ple ac­tively in­volved and to see the as­so­ci­ated skills base needed for the trust ex­panded.

Light re­fresh­ments will be avail­able with all pro­ceeds go­ing to the char­ity and en­try is free, no need to book!

A sou­venir pro­gramme and guide to the day will be avail­able for just £3 and any do­na­tions you would like to make to the group would be most wel­come which will go towards the con­tin­ued restora­tion and safe keep­ing of MTT’s unique col­lec­tion.

Lee Wolfe, Pub­lic­ity and Events of­fi­cer at the MTT is lead­ing the event and has been in­volved with the group for 10 years.

He said: “This event is now in its sixth year since mov­ing to our new premises back in 2011 and has gone from strength to strength.

“We have been con­sis­tently at­tract­ing large num­bers which is en­cour­ag­ing for a small char­ity and al­ways look­ing at ways to make this event an even big­ger suc­cess.

“All funds raised at the event will go a long way in help­ing to keep our col­lec­tion safe for the fu­ture.”

The event will be held at the MTT’s base off Toll­gate Road, Burscough, L40 8TG.

Free car park­ing will be avail­able with a free park and ride bus ser­vice con­nect­ing the two sites.

A free shut­tle ser­vice will also run con­nect­ing the event to Orm­skirk and Burscough Bus/Rail In­ter­changes.

Doors open from 10.30am 4.30pm.

For more in­for­ma­tion go to www. mt­trust.co.uk un­til

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