Fifties bus will run its old route for open day

ALL ABOARD! Dewsbury Bus Museum is holding an open day.
ALL ABOARD! Dewsbury Bus Museum is holding an open day.

Dewsbury Bus Museum will hold a spring open day this Sunday featuring an old favourite returning to its former route.

Organiser Tony Salmon said the star of the show will be a Crossley double-decker bus that ran the Dewsbury-Mirfield route from 1955-1967.

“The museum is a labour of love. The purpose of the charity is to preserve an important part of our history,” he said.

“The whole concept of having a back platform and a conductor is alien to a lot of younger people, like something from a history book.

“As well bus enthusiasts we are aiming this event at families. People are realising it is quite a cheap day out to take the children to.”

The museum in Foundry Street, Ravensthorpe will be open on Sunday, 10.30am-4.30pm. Entry is £3 for adults, including a 24-page programme, and free for children.

Another event will be held in August at The Mill in Batley.