Trolleybuses still thriving

Inspector Mike Johnson and Chas Allen, Commercial Director, with the giant pumping equipment. Picture: Andrew Kershaw

Inspector Mike Johnson and Chas Allen, Commercial Director, with the giant pumping equipment. Picture: Andrew Kershaw

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IT’S FORTY years this month since trolleybus technology disappeared from the streets of Bradford – but it’s alive and thriving at the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft.

The live action museum dedicated three days of the Easter weekend to a celebration of the buses that were once familiar in towns and cities all over the country, drawing their power from overhead electricity lines.

Bethany (2) Leach of Burton searching for an Easter egg, helped by Vicky and Richard Leach. Picture: Andrew Kershaw

Bethany (2) Leach of Burton searching for an Easter egg, helped by Vicky and Richard Leach. Picture: Andrew Kershaw

The UK’s largest working collection of these vehicles is now to be found at Sandtoft, where they are not static in a museum, but are out working around the museum grounds.

Events are planned throughout the summer, with the next two being the ‘north west weekend’ on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 of April, and then a ‘six-wheeler weekend’ on all three days of the first bank holiday weekend in May.

Further details from www.sandtoft.org.uk