WHERE IS IT?
The event will take place at our Museum building in Ravensthorpe. Buses will be parked in the Kirklees Social Education Centre car park in
nearby Havelock Street.
WHEN IS IT?
Sunday 16th November 2014. Doors open at 10.30 am and the event runs until 4.30 pm.
WHAT WILL BE THERE?
* Most of our buses, including several in various stages of restoration.
* A variety of trade stalls selling bus-related memorabilia, books, DVDs etc.
* Our cafe-on-a-bus, with a great variety of hot & cold drinks, snacks and refreshments.
* A regular free shuttle service (route 25) operated by preserved buses, running from Dewsbury (South Street, outside the bus station).
* Free trips to Whiteley's Garden Centre, a winter wonderland where you can buy all your Christmas decorations for indoors and outdoors,or
enjoy their Sunday carvery.
* Free trips to Charlotte's Ice Cream Parlour, with spectacular views, and a small playground and farm for our younger visitors to enjoy.
ANY SPECIAL FEATURES?
There will be quite a few little surprises lined up, but we will be having a "WEST RIDING MORNING"! All the buses operating before 1.00 pm
will be in West Riding livery. At least four of the most spectacular will be lined up on South Street (next to Dewsbury Bus Station) from 10.00 am
- a great photo opportunity before the first shuttle sets off at 10.20 am.
HOW DO I GET THERE FROM WAKEFIELD?
We will be operating a free journey on service X33 (in a West Riding bus), picking up at the following times:
Belle Isle (Arriva depot) 9.30 am, Wakefield Bus Station 9.40 am, Westgate Station (new) 9.45 am - arrives at Dewsbury (South St) by 10.10 am.
The return journey will leave Dewsbury (South Street) at 4.50 pm, after connecting with our last shuttle journey.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Only £2.50 per person! This includes entry to the building and a full-colour Souvenir Programme containing the bus timetable and vehicle
allocation, a map of the area, and lots of other interesting information. (Children under 11 get in free with a paying adult).
HOW DO I GET A SOUVENIR PROGRAMME?
You can buy them on the day at the Museum, or from any bus conductor. Sorry, it's now too late to order your copy in advance, but our
inspector will be selling them at South Street, near Dewsbury Bus Station from 9.45 am on the day.....
CAN I BRING A BUS?
Yes, visiting buses will be most welcome. There is no charge for the vehicle, but we do ask that you book in advance to make sure we save a
space for you to park. The running timetable has now been sent to the printer, but there is still room for more static exhibits.....
Click this button to download an application form in pdf format:
CAN I BRING A STALL?
The answer was "yes" until this afternoon, 30th October. At this point we had received enough bookings to fill the building - there is no more
room! If you have already booked, you will be contacted next week with instructions regarding arrival time slots, unloading and free coffee!
WHICH BUSES WILL BE RUNNING?
So far, we have TWENTY different buses lined up to run in service. The list (which may change before the day) is below these pictures.
Subject to availability this is the list of the buses that will be operating (in order of fleet number):
First Leeds LT2 (LT61 BHT) - Wright "Borismaster", new in 2012 West Riding 577 (A577 NWX) - Leyland Olympian, new in 1984
Todmorden 9 (NWW 89E) - Leyland Leopard, new in 1967 West Riding 640 (BHL 682) - Leyland PD2, new in 1948
Pennine D15 (R717 YWC) - Dennis Dart, new in 1997 West Riding 733 (EHL 344) - Leyland Tiger PS2, new in 1952
Halifax 35 (PJX 35) - Leyland Leopard, new in 1962 Yorkshire Woollen 871 (GHD 215) - Ford Thames Trader, new in 1961
South Yorkshire 81 (TWY 8) - Albion Valiant, new in 1950 Stagecoach Manchester 896 (R896 XVM) - Volvo B10M, new in 1997
West Riding 164 (LHL 164F) - Leyland Panther, new in 1967 Arriva Yorkshire 1508 (YJ61 OAA) - Wright Gemini, new in 2012
Yorkshire Traction 245 (NKU 245X) - Leyland National 2, new in 1981 Yorkshire Rider 2266 (N266 JUG) - Mercedes 709D, new in 1996
West Riding 252 (C920 FMP) - Leyland Lynx, new in 1986 Yorkshire Rider 5158 (F158 XYG) - Leyland Olympian, new in 1988
Keighley & District 389 (B521 UWW) - Leyland Olympian, new in 1985 Yorkshire Rider 8648 (L648 PWR) - Scania N113CRB, new in 1994
Huddersfield 472 (HVH 472D) - Daimler CVG6LX, new in 1966 Arriva-Yorkshire trainer 403 (K403 HWW) will be the cafe bus!
PLUS A SURPRISE BUS, whose identity will be revealed on the day!
We regret that Guy Wulfrunian 995 (UCX 275) will not be appearing at this event due to a mechanical problem - sorry!
WHERE DO I PARK MY CAR?
We are situated on the A644 (Huddersfield Road). Free parking is available at the Ravensthorpe Retail Park. If you are using a Satnav, you
should enter the postcode WF13 3JR. Please do not park on Havelock Street, or Foundry Street near the Museum building.
IS THERE ACCESS FOR THE DISABLED?
The museum building is on one level, with no steps, so wheelchairs are welcome. There is a sloped ramp to the toilets and bar in The Royal
Public House, and the bus parking area at Havelock Street has no steps. Due to the age of our buses, it is not possible to carry wheelchairs or
unfolded baby buggies. Arriva will be lending us an easy-access bus, which will operate a few journeys on the shuttle service. Times of these
journeys will be published nearer the date of the event. If you have any particular needs, please call us on 0844 504 0089 and we will do our
best to accomodate you or provide assistance.