Record numbers take vintage trips

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Record crowds took trips on vintage buses when Dewsbury Bus Museum held an open day.

More than 300 visitors took nearly 900 journeys on buses that were first in use in the 1950s.

Museum secretary Tony Salmon said that the event raised around £800 for the organisation, which restores vintage buses to their former glory.

He said: “It was absolutely fantastic. We had record numbers and we were carrying decent crowds of passengers all day.”

The biannual event is popular with bus enthusiasts, for its stalls full of transport memorabilia.

But this year, Mr Salmon said that families turned out to enjoy the sunny weather at the museum, which is just off North Road, Ravensthorpe.

He said: “We managed to operate every single journey on time – quite impressive when you consider the age of our buses. The oldest is now 61 years old!”

The next event the Bus Museum will be taking its buses to is the Heath Common Vintage Car Rally in Wakefield on Sunday May 22.

Free buses will run from Dewsbury.

The next open day at Ravensthorpe will be on Sunday November 13.