Shildon Locomotion Museum registered 7984 visitors during a 20 day exhibition of the Aycliffe and District Bus Preservation Society’s United LS coach and its famous Heartbeat bus.
The theme for this Spring display was the connection between the LNER and their ownership of United Automobile Services Ltd. between the first and second world wars.
Members of the Society attended the display period on a number of days to supervise the many visitors, both local and from afar, who wanted to sit on and to view the transport of the 1940’s and 1950’s. Children in particular enjoyed the chance to sit in the driving seat or to make their own drivers or conductors badges as a memento of their visit to Shildon.
The Society’s next main event will be its annual rally and running day at Locomotion on the 14th August before a second display period at Locomotion in November.