All aboard! Vintage buses shown in all day exhibition

Bus enthusiasts, Geoff Kerr, John Warren, Brian Clough, John Myddleton and Jim Milner, at The Jubilee Refreshment Rooms, Sowerby Bridge
Bus enthusiasts, Geoff Kerr, John Warren, Brian Clough, John Myddleton and Jim Milner, at The Jubilee Refreshment Rooms, Sowerby Bridge

Brothers Chris and Andy Wright of the Jubilee Refreshment Rooms at Sowerby Bridge rail station organised a day of of transport nostalgia with an exhibition and quiz about old buses in Halifax.

The event was the idea of a retired bus driver who had amassed a collection of photographs of buses.

These images were joined by over 100 snaps taken by other enthusiasts to create a unique look at the history of Halifax.

Andy Wright, co-manager of Jubilee Refreshment Rooms, said: “There are a range of photos brought in by various bus enthusiasts.

“You can see pictures of buses in Halifax, old bus stops, and pictures from the surrounding districts.

“It’s just to rekindle people’s interest in local transport.”

The rarely-seen photos were projected as a slideshow onto a large sceen and a quiz was given to guess the location where 40 of the photos were taken.

Enthusiast John Myddelton said: “In reality it matters little whether or not you have an interest in the buses themselves - many of these shots act as as a reminder of how Halifax town centre and outer district used to be.”