Take a ride through history at open day
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