The Public Running Day - 2007
The occasion was the enormously sucessful public running day which we held to remember the end of the Samuel Ledgard bus operations forty years previously in 1967. The specially painted and professionally restored is an ex London Transport RLH AEC. Ledgrad had four of the type at the Yeadon Moorfield Depot, 'Peggy' worked on them until the last day.
We managed to keep secret from 'Peggy' any details of the bus but told her she would be picked up at the Emmott's (Arms) on the buse's first journey from Leeds to Otley via her old route. As you can see from the picture our lovely and much missed friend 'Peggy' was astounded when the bus pulled up! She spent nearly all day happily riding around on a very tiring itinerary. I was honoured to conduct the fine vehicle most of the day in my original Samuel Ledgard uniform and ticket machine.
Incidentally, I think the light patch of tarmac on the left of the pavement must be the foundation site of the late lamented bus shelter mentioned on the website. Chris Youhill.