Advertisement panel carried on Liverpool Corporation buses 1967

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 15th August 2011 by Liam Physick

Here we see a Liverpool Corporation bus, in a photograph taken in 1967, sporting a Freemans advertisement. From the late nineteenth century, the Liverpool Corporation (i.e. the town council) ran Liverpool’s tramway system, after buying out the Liverpool United Tramways and Omnibus Company (formed in 1876). After the Second World War, slum clearance policies had created new towns outside the old metropolitan areas: as a result, trams came to be increasingly replaced by buses as the method of transport - the process was complete by 1957. The Corporaion’s buses were noted for their green livery. The Corporation remained in control of local transport until the 1970s, when its functions were taken over by the Merseyside Passenger Transport Authority: more changes of ownership followed resulting from changes to local government structure. In 1986, transport services were privatised, and Merseytravel assumed the responsibility, which it retains to this day

Advertisement panel carried on Liverpool Corporation buses 1967

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