Glory of bus travel remembred

A sea of vintage buses was cast over the Piece Hall as dozens of renowned vehicles showcased their splendour.

People of Halifax enjoyed reliving the glory days of bus travel thanks to an impressive vehicle display, retail outlet, and even free bus rides playing a part in the Heart of the Pennines Bus Rally.

Vintage Bus Rally, at the Piece Hall, Halifax

Vintage Bus Rally, at the Piece Hall, Halifax

Thousands of visitors enjoyed the afternoon which came to the Piece Hall for a seven-hour spell.

Organiser Graham Mitchell of the Aire Valley travel support group said the day was a “phenomenal success”.

“It beat all our expectations,” he said.

Free bus rides were running to the Sportsman Inn and Ski Slope which was serving up food.

“They were going every ten minutes and full, it was just really phenomenal it’s the best it’s ever been,” Graham said.

More than 5,000 people attended the day in all, which showcased around 45 vehicles - the oldest being built in 1938 - and more recent buses up to about 1996.

Most of the vehicles on display were from the 1950s and 60s.

This year marked the fourth time the group has organised the annual event.