Heritage Bus Tours
Ride into Vintage In The Town in true retro style.
WORKINGTON’S first vintage festival will boast a rare opportunity to visit the town’s historic port.
Vintage in the Town on Saturday September 9 coincides with the 90th year since the opening of the Port’s Prince of Wales Dock by the controversial royal whose name it bears. Keeping with the nostalgia-themed event, classic Workington-built buses will ferry visitors to the dock - an area usually off limits to the public.
Alistair Grey, secretary of Workington Transport Trust, said that two buses would be taking people to and from the port on the day. And continuing the festival’s vintage theme, at least one of them will be a Workington-built Leyland National circa 1980.
He said: “We will also have some industrial and transport displays that people can have a look around and some old photographs at the fire station throughout the day. This is the first chance we have had to run a service into the Port and it’s great that they are allowing us in there. We are pleased to be invited to help out with the day, put our buses on the road and let people experience some vintage transport.”
It is likely that volunteers from the Helena Thompson Museum will be on board both buses giving commentaries on the town’s rich heritage. They will be running every 15 minutes from 10am until after 4pm from town to the lifeboat station – and back again.