Merry Christmas from the Aire Valley Transport Group


Site updated 25th November 2014

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

To view the group's photo site, then please click on the link below (Updated 25th November with Dewsbury Bus Museum, Silver Jubilee Open Day)

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 November 2014)


We shall be attending the Christmas Cracker at Manchester Museum of Transport on December 6-7th.

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




The Haworth vintage bus will return on Monday March 30th 2015 and will run until Friday 10th April. The tour starts at Haworth Railway Station then runs over the bronte moors to Oxenhope, for more details and the timetable please log on to


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

We shall be running the FREE vintage bus service again at the Haworth 1940s Weekend 2015 on May 16th/17th 2015

9th Aire Valley Running Day. 12th October 2014

This years Vintage Bus Running Day was held on Sunday 12th October, this year was the most successful ever with record vehicle entries and running vehicles. We also saw the highest ammount of people attending with most travelling on the vintage buses on the network of services.

The 10th Yorkshire Dales Running Day will be held on October 11th October 2015


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