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John Fishwick & Sons, Leyland


Unfortunately J.Fishwick & Sons ceased trading in October 2015 after serving Leyland for over 108 years in their well-known & familiar green buses.

  • This website is created as a small tribute to their hard work over the many years that J.Fishwick & Sons was in business.

In the Picture, John Fishwick, seated in the centre of the 2nd row, with his workforce and brand new Leyland Titan in 1931.

John Fishwick launched his haulage company in Leyland in 1907 with a steam wagon from the Lancashire Steam Motor Company.

j fishwick workforce 1931

1931workforce

FISHWICKS OLD HOMEPAGE

John Fishwick & Sons – their services

As you can see from this screenshot from the original website content, Fishwicks offered quite a number of services. Not only did they do luxury coach trips, they also operated a number of public bus routes throughout the area.

There were coach tours and holidays around the UK including at regular intervals, trips to Europe such as

  • England
  • Wales
  • Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Channel Islands
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Holland
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • Slovenia
  • Spain

Public Transport Services

JF& Sons also provided public bus transport throughout Lancashire & operated many routes between Preston, Leyland and Chorley succh as these:

jfs bus 1

John Fishwick stands by his first bus, a canvas topped Leyland ‘X’ type which doubled as a lorry during the week.

  • 109 CHORLEY – LEYLAND – PRESTON – Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays
  • 109 CHORLEY – LEYLAND – PRESTON – Saturdays excluding Bank Holidays
  • 111 LEYLAND – PENWORTHAM – PRESTON – Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays
  • 111 LEYLAND – PENWORTHAM – PRESTON – Saturdays excluding Bank Holidays
  • 111 LEYLAND – PENWORTHAM – PRESTON – Sundays and Bank Holidays
  • 115 MOSS SIDE – PRESTON via Tardy Gate – Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays
  • 115 MOSS SIDE – PRESTON via Tardy Gate – Saturdays excluding Bank Holidays
  • 119 CHORLEY – LEYLAND – PRESTON – Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays
John Fishwick & Sons 1907 - 2015
Fondly Remembered & missed by many,