"The Wetherby Wanderers" Sunday 7th July 2019
Join us for a classic bus ride through beautiful Yorkshire countryside, stopping along the way at a local village pub for refreshments or alighting in Boston Spa to admire the historic centre.
Celebrating both 50 years of Black Prince and the history of the Leeds-Wetherby via the villages corridor, we shall provide a fine selection of preserved buses running over the route alongside Transdev route 7 during this day.
This lovely countryside bus route has operated with several number variations over the years, but the way has remained essentially the same with generally minor alterations.
In early WYRCC days, the number was 41, then 741. During the Keighley and District era it became 760, which is when Black Prince gained the contract to operate the service on evenings and Sundays.
The route came all the way from Keighley during this era, but Brian’s buses only operated the Leeds to Wetherby section.
Eventually the service was split up, Keighley and district took the 760 entirely and the corridor eventually became “Aireline 60” as we know it now, running Keighley-Leeds.
Harrogate and District took over the operation of the Leeds to Wetherby section; with Black Prince still operating the evening and Sunday contract. The route was now the 770 and it remained as such for a long time.
The H and D operation eventually ran through from Wetherby to Harrogate, taking over all journeys when Black Prince closed.
The service spent some time as the 77 then became simply "7" and continues as so under the current regime, still running the traditional route as we always knew it!
More information as plans progress.