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LATEST NEWS

Site updated 18th September 2019

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

To view the group's photo site, then please click on the link below (Updated 24th June with Royal Blue and Assioated Motorways Run 2019.)

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 24th April 2019)

AVTG OUT AND ABOUT

Our next event which we will be attending will be the 12th Kingsbridge Vintage Bus Running Day on September 22nd. So why not come and say hello to us. A full list of events we hope to attend can be found on the Events 2019 page.

14th Yorkshire Dales Running Day. 13th October 2019

Once again the Yorkshire Dales Running Day will return to Skipton on Sunday October 13th 2019 with vintage buses and coaches running a network of FREE services into the Yorkshire Dales. Services start from Skipton Bus Station between 1000 and 1700 with most services running with good loads. This year we remember that it is 30 Years since West Yorkshire Road Car was absorbed into Yorkshire Rider. 

Further updates can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AVTG2019/

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

 

Vehicle entry form (84kb)

PENNINE MOTOR SERVICES RUNNING DAY 2019

**** CANCELLED **** On Saturday 12th October we remember Pennine Motor Services with ex Pennine buses running on thier former routes throughout the day.

Services will run from Skipton Bus Station between 1000-1700.

Sadly due to the non availabilty of several ex Pennine buses, this years event has been**** CANCELLED****

Please keep calling back for details.

Nocturnal Heart of the Pennines Rally 2019

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. 

HAWORTH VINTAGE BUS 2019

The Bronte vintage tour has finished for the 2019 season but will return in 2020

Please keep calling back for updates.

 

 

HAWORTH 1940S WEEKEND 2019

The group once again ran the popular vintage bus service from KWVR Haworth Station to the top of the Main Street (Bronte Parsonage Car Park) using four vintage double decker buses whch carried 2290 passengers on Saturday and 2185 on Sunday making an impressive total of 4475.

The event will return for it's silver jubilee year on May 16/17th 2020

 

 

 

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 historc 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