Holding on to the Past for Future Generations





About us

We currently are restoring a 1998 Dennis Dart SLF. That operated with Rossendale Travel from new until the day they scrapped it. Somehow it was saved from the scrap yard and in 2013 ended up on an airfield as a shuttle without a V5C. Around 2020 it was seen on Facebook for sale and Mancbuses with help of the members bought the vehicle for £800 as the last ever SLF Dart that exists from Rossendale Travel. Once bought we began convincing the DVLA that the vehicle was not scrapped and did exist. In 2022 the vehicle went for an MOT which it passed with flying colours for a vehicle of its age.

This Project like many needs your support. There is many different ways you can support the project. You can find all of these on our Support us link at the top of the page. The best way is though a membership to us and our projects.

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The community

Our aim is to be able to serve the community with days out and education on the bus industry. We also want to provide transport free of charge to groups that would struggle to get out for the day.


We create video content to help educate others on the cost and bus preservation as a whole. We would love to expand this into showing and explaining the history etc to schools and allowing youngsters to see and ask questions that they wouldn’t normally get to see. Please help the project by making a donation to help the Dennis Dart return to a fully serviceable condiction.

Tools Of The Trade

We have a vast collection of tools. However, we are always on the lookout for more tools if you have any that you wish to sell or donate to us please contact us and we will be very happy to Collect them.

The Truth

We aim to always show the true feelings and raw emotions of what we do. We also share the cost of things and try not to hide anything so you get a true feeling of going through the good and bad times with us also

Love & Care

Building a friendly and helpful community is the key to what we do and we will not stand for bullying that hurts or offends others within our little community and will take steps to prevent this.

Travel Activities

Running Free days out and services at shows and the community for example Christmas Day Running donates and gifts make this possible.

Our Volunteers

Our main Team






Driver & Twitter Manager