Mexborough & Swinton 34
Earlier this year we launched a project to restore our oldest trolleybus. This Garrett O type with Garrett bodywork is now 88 years old and has been out of service for 70 years. There was a rare chance to see no 34 on public display at the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft on 3 and 4 October when the Museum commemorated the 50th anniversary of the closure of Rotherham's trolleybus system.
On the same weekend a BTS team made a detailed assessment of 34's condition and the work needed for the restoration project. We are still looking for volunteers to act as Project Manager, fundraisers and restorers. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to help.
Following a donation of £700 from the Rotherham Trolleybus Group the fund for 34's restoration now stands at over £7,000. However, much more money is required for the restoration to be completed. Donations will be very welcome, either by joining our Sponsortrolley scheme or making one-off payments. Please send cheques made payable to the British Trolleybus Society to the BTS Treasurer at 57 Sutcliffe Avenue, Earley, Reading RG67JN.
Brand new from Trolleybooks - Belfast Trolleybuses!
The latest history from Trolleybooks (the joint publications panel of the British Trolleybus Society and the National Trolleybus Association) has just arrived in stock. Mike Maybin's history of the Belfast trolleybus system is now available from the BTS Sales stand, from the shop at the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft and direct from Trolleybooks using the link below.
On Line Membership Facilities
The Society uses an on line membership system where members can log in and obtain the latest copies of Trolleybus (and Bus Fare and Wheels if you subscribe to them). All our membership management is now done through an on-line database.
You can join the BTS via this website. Non-members can register on the site and download a free copy of our monthly journal Trolleybus. Members and non-members alike can join or renew membership subscriptions once logged in, as well as being able to manage Gift Aid status and make donations to the Society.