East Yorkshire Motor Services (EYMS) has again joined forces with Hull Museums for Big Bus Day 2012.
The free admission event will take place on Saturday 1 September, 10am - 4pm, at the Streetlife Museum on Hull’s High Street.
The day will include free open-top bus trips around the city, a children’s trail and bus-related games and competitions, the award-winning EYMS Brass Band, bus memorabilia stalls, Facepainting, Punch and Judy, a Time Troopers event and much more. Proceeds from donations and the sale of programmes and memorabilia will again go to the NSPCC and the organisers are hoping to beat last year’s total of just over £1,500.
Star of the show this year is expected to be a 1929 ‘Leyland Tiger’ bus originally operated by EYMS but recently restored to a very high standard by Bluebird Vehicles of Scarborough. The single deck with a rear entrance is almost certainly the oldest EYMS bus still existing.
Ideal for both families and bus enthusiasts alike, there will also be a fascinating selection of buses from Hull’s past and present, including examples from every decade since the twenties. There’s also the opportunity to look around the Streetlife Museum’s fascinating displays.
First held in 2006 to celebrate EYMS’ 80th anniversary, Big Bus Day has now become one of the Museum’s most popular events, with thousands of people attending each year.
Robin Diaper, Curator of Maritime and Social History at the Streetlife Museum said: “As ever, we are very happy to welcome EYMS to the Museums Quarter for Big Bus Day. It’s a fantastic, fun and free day out for all the family.”
Peter Shipp, chairman of EYMS, said: “I am really looking forward to this year’s event – it’s hard work but it’s great to see adults and children enjoying what we have to offer and it give us a wonderful chance to meet our passengers, enthusiasts and everyone else who shares what seems to be a big interest in buses and transport nostalgia”
For more information, visit www.eyms.co.uk or call 01482 22 22 22.