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Roe Commemorative Weekend

Roe Commemorative Weekend

The coachbuilding firm of Charles H Roe based in Leeds was well respected for the design and quality of its bus bodywork. Its products were popular with bus operators, particularly across the north of England but especially in Yorkshire. Roe eventually became part of the ill-fated British Leyland conglomerate and was closed down in 1984 as part of BL’s rationalisation. It rose from the ashes under a management buyout as Optare, which relocated to Sherburn-in-Elmet and (unlike BL) is still in business today as one of only three British bus builders.

We have many Roe-bodied vehicles in our collection and these will be joined by visiting buses as we commemorate the 40th anniversary of Roe’s closure.

Our usual attractions include a selection of trolleybuses to ride on,  Toy and Model Museum, The ‘Sunbeam’ Cycle Shop museum, 1950’s pre-fab home, The ‘Regal’ Lecture Theatre and Cinema and our open areas, including a nature trail.

The Museum also has a well-stocked shop and the Tea Trolley Café provides hot and cold sandwiches, light meals, cakes and drinks – all at reasonable prices.

Getting to the Museum: (Saturday only) we are running free buses to and from Thorne to connect with First South Yorkshire service 387; further details can be found herejustgo North Lincs is an on-demand service providing links from Crowle and Scunthorpe. Trips have to be booked in advance; more details here.

Admission prices: Admission on this day is charged at our Standard Rate – for full details see our Admission Prices page.

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Date And Time

21 Sep 2024 @ 10:30 to
22 Sep 2024 @ 16:30


The Trolleybus Museum, Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster


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