Local bus company Thornes Independent are celebrating 65 years of operation by organising a gathering of classic buses, trucks and cars at the Museum this Sunday, 5th October. Altogether, some 49 vehicles are expected to congregate at Elvington, after departing from their Hemingbrough base for a nostalgic trip down ‘memory lane’ through the local countryside.
A dedicated area will be given over for the vehicles to be displayed for our general visitors to enjoy. As an excursion is departing the Museum to go to the Derwent Valley Light Railway.
All six of the firms heritage fleet comprising of the Seddon, Britannia, Silver Star Tiger Cub (which operated forces weekend leave services in their original roles), the AEC? Plaxton Elite, Bedford YRQ/Duple and ex Maidstone & District Beadle /Leyland will take part in the excursion.
The event coincides with one of the Museum’s regular ‘anti-deterioration’ aircraft maintenance engine running days, where the Douglas Dakota WWII transport aircraft and the BAE Nimrod MR2 Xv250 will be engine tested, possibly along with the WWI bi-planes.
As usual, Sunday Lunches will be available in our NAAFI Restaurant so there will be much to see and enjoy on Sunday.