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  • Writer's pictureJohn Woodman

treatment on the 'buzz bus'

A more unusual bus which can be seen travelling around Blackpool's town centre is under the care of Blackpool Operational Services at their Layton Depot.

Sponsored by several local organisations including the NHS, the 'buzz bus' provides counselling and for addicts and the homeless of which Blackpool has a noticeable number - a feature of many seaside towns.

In this case the bus was parked in the shadow of the Tower on Bank Hey Street one busy weekend. It recalls Blackpool Transport Department's two converted single deck buses which were features on the Promenade during the summer season in the 1950s and 1960s. These were staffed by nurses and attendants as 'Lost Children Centres' retaining their Transport fleet livery. Today this resource is provided through portakabins sponsored by a Fylde business.

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