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LATEST NEWS

Site updated 18th November 2020

What has been updated, Latest News, Events, Coaches, Double Deck Buses, Single Deck Buses and Commercial Vehicles.

To view the group's photo site, then please click on the link below (Updated 28th May 2020)

www.flickr.com/photos/avtg/

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

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wyrcc/

(Updated 8th September 2020)

AVTG OUT AND ABOUT

Sadly due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) many events which we had planned to attend have been CANCELLED. The following events have been confirmed as CANCELLED, None.  We are still working on our vehicle's and hope to be out and about when the events resume. A list of events we hope to attend can be seen on the Events 2021 page. Further news can be found on the groups Facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/975897892536783/

 

15th Yorkshire Dales Running Day. 11th October 2020

****EVENT CANCELLED**** 

Unfortunately we have had to make the decision that this years Yorkshire Dales Running Day has sadly had to be cancelled. With the continuing uncertainty as to when the Government's instruction of group's over 30 not being allowed aswell as the local lockdowns around the Skipton area may be lifted, we have agreed with Craven District Council to postpone the event until October 10th 2021. 

 

 

 

PENNINE MOTOR SERVICES RUNNING DAY 2020

***EVENT CANCELLED*** On Saturday 10th October we remember Pennine Motor Services with ex Pennine buses running on thier former routes throughout the day.

Sadly due to the death of ex Pennine Dennis Dart owner John Wright, this years Running Day has been postponed until 2021 ***EVENT CANCELLED***

HAWORTH 1940S WEEKEND 2020

****EVENT CANCELLED**** Sadly due to the Coronovirus outbreak this years Haworth 1940's Weekend due to be held on May 16/17th 2020 has very sadly been cancelled. Next years event will be held on May 15/16th 2021. ****EVENT CANCELLED ****

 

 

HAWORTH VINTAGE BUS 2020

The Bronte vintage tour which was due to return in August 2020 has been CANCELLED due the govement's advice on Covid-19 restrictions, but will return in 2021.

Please keep calling back for updates.

 

 

LETTER FROM THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL

It is always pleasing to receive a complement on either vehicle turnout or a job well done, but last weeks job perhaps brought the bus preservation movement into a better light than that normally presented at many rallies. The ultimate accolade was to receive this letter from Clarence House thanking us for our efforts. This helped to alleviate the disappointment of not being able to provide our Leyland Lion for the job due to mechanical problems which developed on the way to Haworth. A quick substitution of GWT 630 which was actually booked to do a wedding in Keighley saved the day, and EHL 355 was sent out on wedding duties until GWT 630 was relieved of its Royal duties.

To see an expanded view of the letter then please click on the link below.

 

LETTER FROM THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL (27kb)

LEYLAND LION 90TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

On  Sunday July 2nd we hosted a special event at KWVR Ingrow Railway Station to celebrate the 90th Birthday of newly restored ex Blythe and Berwick, Leyland Lion. KW1961 There was a small display of prime half cab ex West Yorkshire buses, with the KWVR running a vintage train compiled mainly of ex Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway rolling stock. The day was blessed with hot sunshine all day which saw a large numbers of visitors to view this historic day.

EX BLYTHE & BERWICK, LEYLAND LION KW1961
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YET ANOTHER VINTAGE BUS JOINS THE 

AIRE VALLEY TRANSPORT COLLECTION  

*** After 80 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 finished, her first outing was to Ingrow Railway Station on July 2nd 2017 where a small display of prime buses celerbrated her 90th birthday.

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.

Nocturnal Heart of the Pennines Rally

The famous Nocturnal Heart of the Pennines rally which was to be held on Sunday 27th October 2019 has sadly been cancelled, due to not being able to secure a commitment from the new trust which is now running the referbished Piece Hall, sadly it seems unlikly that we will be able to use Piece Hall again. We have not been able to find a suitable site so the group feel it's finally time to call it a day. 

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