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LATEST NEWS

Site updated 16th June 2021

What has been updated, Latest News, Events, Running Day.

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 May 2021)

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, July 25th Lytham Hall Running Day.  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/

 

HAWORTH VINTAGE BUS 2021

The Bronte vintage tour 2021. Fingers crossed things might be getting back to normal by July as we are looking forwards to the Summer service restarting, so why not come and enjoy the delights of an open top trip across the Haworth moors.

Please keep calling back for updates.

 

 

HAWORTH 1940S EVENT 2021

This years Haworth 1940's Event will be held on Saturday 25th September 2021. The weekend event will return in 2022 being held on May 21/22nd. As usual on Sptember 25th we will be running a vintage bus service from KWVR Haworth Railway Station up to Haworth Village. Buses will run between 1000-1700 at frequent intervals. 

 

 

 

15th YORKSHIRE DALES RUNNING DAY. 10th OCTOBER 2021

Fingers crossed that things might be back to normal by October so we are able to hold the 15th Yorkshire Dales Running day. This will be held on October 10th with buses running a network of services from Skipton Bus Staton and with buses on layover and display at Coach Street Car Park. Buses will run at frequent intervals between 1000-1700. 

Please keep calling back for updates.

To download a vehicle entry form please click on the link below.

 

 

 

Vehicle entry form (84kb)

PENNINE MOTOR SERVICES RUNNING DAY 2021

On Saturday 9th 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, we remember him and his passion to keep the company name remembered.

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.

The Aire Valley Transport Group working with the local community