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.
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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.