Merry Christmas from the Aire Valley Transport Group


Site updated 19th July 2014

What has been updated, Latest News, Events, Flickr.

To view the group's photo site, then please click on the link below (Updated 23rd June with Royal Blue Run 2014)

To view the photo site of West Yorkshire Road Car Co, then please click on the link below (All photos from Alex Lawson collection)

(Updated 19th July 2014)


Starting on Sunday June 15th will see our open top vintage bus (Subject to the weather) opperating the Bronte Scenic Tour. The tour starts at Haworth Railway Station then runs over the bronte moors to Oxenhope, the tours runs every Sunday & Bank Holiday until the 31st August (Except July 6th) and Monday to Friday from July 21st - August 29th  for more details and the timetable please log on to


Members of the group attended the Heath Common Running Day on July 13th  where we will ran a couple of vehicles.

Our next event which we will be attending is the Hebden Bridge vintage car rally on August 2nd and 3rd.

A full list of events, which we will be attending in 2014 can be viewed by clicking on the events page.




May 17th/18th once again saw the group running a FREE vintage bus service from KWVR Haworth Station to the top of the main street.

This year once again the vintage buses were very busy smashing last years record number of passangers, 3141 were carried on Saturday and 3235 on Sunday making a total of 6376

9th Aire Valley Running Day. 12th October 2014

This years Vintage Bus Running Day will be held on Sunday 12th October, with vintage buses running a network of services from Skipton Bus Station.

To Download an entry form or a poster then please click on the links below



Vehicle entry form (84kb)
Rally poster (801kb)

Nocturnal Heart of the Pennines Rally 2014

The famous Nocturnal Heart of the Pennines rally, has been cancelled this year, due to the referbishment of the Piece Hall it is uncertain that Piece Hall will be suitable in the future. Please call back for further updates.


Moquette for sale.

We have 2x 26 mtr rolls of Holdsworth's 1950's style moquette in a nice wine colour for sale, 

I am also in advanced talks with Holdsworth's regarding reproducing some blue heritage moquette and am looking to take orders.

pattern 1,   1940/50's Royal Blue coach  / Bradford city transport  pattern,

pattern 2,    typical 1940 to early 1950's coach pattern.

pattern 3,   1950's no descript bus pattern

pattern 4,    honeycomb pattern in buff with very small blue lines

if you would like more details or to view the designs please contact or call 07887726686

Restoration of West Riding Leyland PS2 EHL335

 Ex West Riding Leyland PS2 EHL335 moved under its own power for the first tme in over 40 years, after returning to the groups depot in Bradford for restoration to start. Regular updates will be posted, so please keep calling back.

Bradford 410

Following the unexpected death of member Keith Leighton who owned Ex Bradford AEC Regent III HLW159 this has now been sold to group members Alex & Greg Lawson and David Hudson, for continuing preservation in Bradford City Transport livery.

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*** After 78 years in exile Ex Blythe and Berwick of Bradford (taken over by West Yorkshire Road Car) Leyland Lion PLSC3 of 1927 (KW1961) has returned to it''s home town, this is properly the oldest motor bus preserved in the area. This gem been acquired by members of the group.***

Work has been put on hold while we wait for replacement engine parts to arrive.

The Aire Valley Transport Group working with the local community