The Barry heritage bus group held their Autumn Running Day last Sunday and to all concerned it was successful.
The early dampness did not turn people away and we were actually thankful for the slightly cooler start after the recent heatwave. Last year our Autumn event was postponed, so it’s been a while since we have had a September event like this. Most of the visitors seemed to be local to Cardiff, Barry and The Vale as witnessed by numerous families with children, whilst some enthusiasts came from West Wales and London. All our main heritage bus trips ran full and overall, we had a good day. Of the vehicles that we ran, one bus a 42 year old Leyland Leopard former Islwyn Bus from Blackwood operated for the first time in about 10 years as it had work done to it and repainted. Our 25 year old Stagecoach bus was as popular as was our 57 year old Rhondda and Newport buses as well as our even older examples such as our Caerphilly Leyland Titan and of course our Guy Arab Open Topper.Mike Taylor, the group’s chairman
The volunteers at The Bus Depot will hold their next heritage bus event, this time on a Saturday afternoon on 28th October with a Twilight theme aimed at photographers.