It's still a few months away, but already we are receiving bookings from bus owners and stall-holders who are making sure they get a place at this superb event. This is the second year that we are holding a Summer Spectacular Running Day in conjunction with The Mill Outlet in Batley, and lots of improvements are planned.
Topping the bill will be "The Black Prince Boys", operating on former Black Prince services 204 and 230, supported by around TWO DOZEN other buses on a network of local routes. More details will be posted as the date approaches, but the following downloads might be useful:
STALL-HOLDERS - click the appropriate button alongside to download an application form in Word or PDF format. >>>>>
Information, including charges, is provided on the form.
BUS OWNERS - click the appropriate button alongside to download an application form in Word or PDF format. >>>>>
There is no charge to bring a bus, and you will be very welcome either as a static exhibit, or to run a few journeys
on our network of services.
TELL YOUR FRIENDS - click the poster alongside to download a PDF version of it. >>>>>
Then print as many copies as you like (A4 size) and send them to friends or put them
on notice boards. Or save the file to your computer and e-mail it to all your friends, or
post it on your social media page!
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EVENT! (Please check back for additions and changes)
At The Mill Outlet in Batley there will be our main bus terminus, a display of static
vehicles, the Cavebus, a great selection of trade stalls, donkey rides, bouncy castle, face
painting and some real live owls! (And hundreds of free car parking spaces!)
At the Bus Museum building in Ravensthorpe there will be some of our ongoing
preservation projects, including the only two Guy Wulfrunian buses in the whole world,
the famous Bus Museum cafe, tombola and our own stalls.
On the road will be the following FREE regular bus services:
3: The Mill Outlet via Dewsbury (South Street) to the Bus Museum in Ravensthorpe,
4: The Mill Outlet to Dewsbury (South Street),
X33: Dewsbury (South Street) to Wakefield Market,
204: The Mill Outlet via Batley Town Centre to Morley Town Hall (BLACK PRINCE!)
230: The Mill Outlet via Soothill to Westerton, Frost's Corner (BLACK PRINCE!)
251: The Mill Outlet via Batley Town Centre and Wilton Park to Birstall Market Place.
In addition, the following feeder services will operate at the beginning and end of
201: Leeds via White Rose Centre and Shaw Cross to Dewsbury (South Street)
204: Some journeys extended beyond Morley to Leeds as X54
230: Some journeys extended beyond Westerton to Rothwell
X33: Some journeys extended beyond Wakefield to Belle Isle (Arriva Depot)
X67: Keighley Bus Museum via Bradford, Birstall and Batley to The Mill Outlet
"Washing it to the Max" - a free trip through the bus wash at Arriva's Dewsbury Depot on a "MAX" bus with free WiFi!
A full colour programme containing full timetables, vehicle allocations and essential information (which also entitles you to enter the Bus Museum building) will be on sale for only £3 on the day from The Mill Outlet bus terminus, Dewsbury (South Street), the Bus Museum building and all bus conductors. Details of how to order an advance copy will be posted later.
Here's a sneak preview of the Route Map!