It's still a few weeks 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.
"Washing it to the Max" - a free trip through the bus wash at Arriva's Dewsbury Depot on
a "MAX" bus with free WiFi!
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),
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.
Getting to the event -the following feeder services will operate at the beginning
and end of the day:
Buses taking part - additions and changes are certain to occur before the event, but these buses are pencilled in to run in service:
Todmorden 9 (NWW 89E) Pennine D15 (R717 YWC) Woods of Mirfield 20 (EVD 406) Halifax 35 (PJX 35)
Black Prince 73 (M73 WYG) South Yorkshire 81 (TWY 8) York Pullman 131 (R131 FUP) West Riding 164 (LHL 164F) Bournemouth 167 (6167 RU) Keighley Hoppa 191 (E446 TYG) Yorkshire Traction 245 (NKU 245X) West Riding 261 (THL 261H)
Black Prince 441 (P441 SWX) Black Prince 577 (N577 EUG) Wallace Arnold (H630 UWR) West Riding 640 (BHL 682)
Merseybus 1301 (DKC 301L) Arriva Yorkshire 1508 (YJ61 OAA) Yorkshire Rider 2266 (N266 JUG) Pennine Coaches (JIL 2426)
West Yorks PTE 6294 (PUA 294W) West Yorks PTE 8534 (RWU 534R)
...............plus a surprise from Keighley Bus Museum!
Facilities for disabled visitors - sorry, but due to their age and design, most buses cannot carry wheelchairs or buggies/prams. The buildings at The Mill Outlet are level access, with lifts to upper floors and suitable toilet facilities. The Bus Museum building is on one floor with level access. Toilet facilities are available in The Royal public house, via a sloped ramp. If you have a disability and need to park closer to the event than would normally be allowed, or need any other help or advice, please contact us in advance and we will do our best to assist you.
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. To order your advance copy, please send a cheque or postal order for £4 (includes p&p), payable to "DEWSBURY BUS MUSEUM" to 47E Dale Street, Ossett, WF5 9HE. Don't forget to include your name and address!
Here's a sneak preview of the Route Map!