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LATEST NEWS

Site updated 24th June 2022

What has been updated, Latest News, Events 2022, Running Day.

To view the group's photo site, then please click on the link below (Updated 24th June 2022 with Royal Blue Run)

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 22nd May 2022)

AVTG OUT AND ABOUT

We shall be attnding the Lytham Hall Running Day on July17th with one of our vehicles. Why not come and say hello to us. Further news can be found on the groups Facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/975897892536783/

16th YORKSHIRE DALES RUNNING DAY. 9th OCTOBER 2022

The 16th Yorkshire Dales Running Day will be held on Sunday 9th October 2022. This year we will be staging the northern gathering for the celebration of 60 years of the Bristol RE. Buses will be operating a network of services from Skipton Bus Station between 1000-1700 and static an buses on layover will be displayed at Coach Street Car Park.   

Please keep calling back for updates.

To download an entry form then please click on the link below.

Vehicle entry form 2022 (106kb)

HAWORTH VINTAGE BUS 2022

The Bronte vintage tour for 2022 has been postponed, but will return again in 2023. Why not come and enjoy the delights of an open top trip across the Haworth moors in 2023

Please keep calling back for updates.

1948 MAUDSLAY

*****Another new vehicle joins the Aire Valley Transport Group.*****

Maudslay Regal III HHP755 is an AEC, rebadged for unknown reasons as a Maudslay, it has Duple FC33F bodywork new in 09/48 to Greenslades Tours.

Purchased by members of the group in December 2021 it arrived at the depot on December 23rd 2021, work is progressing well and it should make it's debue at the 16th Yorkshire Dales Running Day on October 9th.

 

HAWORTH 1940S EVENT 2022

****SERVICE CANCELLED****

Due to a number of issues we are unable to provide a bus service at this years Haworth 1940's Event.

We shall be back in 2023

 

 

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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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