Yelloway 100

A celebratory event marking 100 years since the incorporation of Yelloway Motor Services of Rochdale has been held recently. The two day event saw four AEC Reliances, which had entered service with Yelloway between 1961 and 1979, displayed outside Rochdale Town Hall. They were shown alongside present day coaches operated by Yelloway Coaches of Oldham. A heritage bus link from Rochdale Town Hall to the East Lancashire Railway at Heywood was operated by a former Rochdale Corporation AEC Regent Mark V and a former Bury Corporation AEC Regent Mark III. These latter vehicles were supplied by the Greater Manchester Museum of Transport. Many former Yelloway employees attended the celebrations. The following day saw the Yelloway coaches take a tour of the Rochdale and Oldham area. The centenary was attended by former employees of the operation, the Mayor of Rochdale and Joy Parker, the daughter of Yelloway proprietor, Hubert Allen.

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