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  • Bradley McMullan

A Run With V1...

Former Black Prince Volvo V1 has been with us here in the north since July and our Wetherby Wanderers event but it’s almost time to return the Ailsa back home to the Midlands, with Keith Billingsley and the 4738 group.


It’s been very kind of Keith to offer V1 for our 50th anniversary celebrations and also most kind of the few people who pledged a donation to make the loan possible-thank you to all concerned!...


As you’ve seen, the bus has appeared at the Wetherby event and more recently the Leeds Running Day, proving most popular indeed wherever it has been in service...


Before V1 returns south, it’d be fitting to say a proper goodbye, so what about a V1 running day, with an enthusiast photo trip over it’s former regular route, the 63B, followed by an evening fish and chip run on Saturday the 7th September...


Starting in Morley with an X49 to Leeds Corn Exchange at 1200, we shall then direct our attention at the 63B where V1 and sister bus V2 operated this lucrative student service battling with Firstbus in the period after Black Prince Routemaster operation ended.


We shall return to Morley as an X49 in the afternoon, then head off for fish and chips on the 205 route to Pudsey.


The fish and chip run will leave from Morley town hall, bus stop A, 1800-returning from Pudsey bus station at 2000 giving around 90 minutes to enjoy fish and chips or have a drink or two in the Pudsey watering holes!


On arrival back in Morley, I'll run to Leeds if required to drop any passengers who might have joined us there


On Sunday 8th, I’ll take the Ailsa to a local event, as yet undecided as there’s lots to choose from!.


Who’s interested in this, all are most welcome, especially Black Prince enthusiasts!...

Cheers All, Bradley




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