A Look Back To 2012
Outside Events

Monday 27 August
at Heywood ELR Station

A rainy day at Heywood for the
ELR "Teddybears Picnic" Event......


Sunday 2 September 2012
Heaton Park
Trans Lancs Transport Show

......A better day at Heaton Park for the Trans - Lancs Transport Show with the wonderful treat of seeing Rochdale 235 beautifully restored and on the road again!!......



Thursday 6 September 2012
Saturday 8 September

Rochdale Heritage Event
Rochdale Town Centre.

......2 superb days in Rochdale with NNC posed in front of Rochdale's finest old buildings where we had 200 plus visitors, many with Yelloway connections and fresh deliveries of memorabilia for the Museum. A great time was had by all.


The following feature is courtesy of
'Coach & Bus Week' 10th October 2012

YellowaY Motor Coach Museum

Many in the Greater Manchester region
have fond memories of the now defunct coach company.

The Yelloways Motor Coach museum, an original 1970s Duple Dominant bodied AEC Reliance full of YellowaY memorabilia, helped attract a record number of visitors to Rochdale borough's Heritage Open Days last month. The vehicle, which is normally based in the Bury Transport Museum, enjoyed 100 visitors on the first day when it was in Rochdale Town Centre. Visitor numbers climbed to 160 on the second day following a slot on the BBC North West Tonight programme and BBC Radio Manchester. Overall, it was the most visited attraction of the 38 venues which were open across the borough for the event.

Visitors climbed aboard to share memories and look at old timetables, advertising posters from the 40s and 50s as well as stacks of old models and photos featuring Yelloway coaches from 1910 to 1980s. Paul Blackburn, who bought the coach museum earlier this year, was overwhelmed by the response he received during the Heritage Open Day Weekend. He said: "I was really impressed with the sheer number of people who came along to have a look around and share their memories. Many of them had worked for the company and many more had really happy memories of trips on the Yelloways, including one woman, who used to take her cat on board with her. It's clear that the Yelloways name is still really popular in the North West and plays a big part in people's memories of growing up and working in the region."

Tim Nuttall, Tourism Officer at Rochdale Borough Council, said: "Coaching holidays are a huge part of the social history of our country. To many people, YellowaY was much more than a coach, it was the start of a big adventure and the chance to see places which had only ever existed in people's imagination. It was a coup for us to welcome this unique piece of our cultural history and we're pleased so many people climbed aboard. 


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