Bingley 31st August-3rd September, 2007
Timetable and description of events
Every year the Omnibus Society holds its most prestigious event, the summer Presidential Weekend, located in the area of the current President, who this year is Giles Fearnley, Chief Executive, Blazefield group/North Bus Operations, Transdev plc.
The event is residential and therefore allows a good social mix. It gives a great opportunity for newer members, and for longer-standing members - whether frequent or infrequent attendees - to enjoy the events and to see much of what the Omnibus Society is about:
- the mix of individual interests. Meet members involved in transport history
- those members with local knowledge and the keen-eyed photographers
- those who work in the industry - perhaps have reached the top and retired with good memories, - and those with views on how they see the future of the industry
The Presidential Weekend will be based at the Ramada Bradford/Bingley Hotel, Bradford Road, Bingley, West Yorkshire.
The programme, developed with the valued support and co-operation of our President, Mr Giles Fearnley and Blazefield, will be as follows:
- Friday, 31st August
Afternoon: Visit to either Optare in Leeds or Arriva Bys & Coach at Gomersal. Numbers for both these visits are strictly limited and early booking is encouraged. Preference will be given to non NW&Y Branch members for the visit to Optare, and bookings for both will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
Evening: Buffet reception and presentations.
- Saturday, 1st September
Full day tour to North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.
Evening: Presidential Dinner at the hospitality suites of Bradford City Football Club.
Full day tour to East Lancashire including a rail trip and lunch.
Evening: PHRG meeting in the hotel. Presentaion by Chris Warn "The evolution of Northumberland Bus Services"
Mystery Tour, using vintage vehicles, including a meal (numbers limited to 50).
Full day tour to West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire (It is planned to return to the Hotel by 17:00).