A FINAL parade will mark the end of an era for a Keighley organisation.

Vehicles from Keighley Bus Museum will make the special journey around the town on Sunday afternoon (August 7), after the last event at its Riverside base.

The museum trust was given notice last year that it would have to vacate the premises, which have been its home since 2005. 

Between 10am and 4pm on Sunday, visitors will get a final chance to view the museum's vast collection of vehicles in the former foundry building – off Dalton Lane.

'Home' vehicles will be joined by visiting buses for the event, which is also marking the museum trust's 30th anniversary.

Free bus services will operate throughout the day, and other attractions will include sales stalls and refreshments.

Admission is £3 for adults, with under-16s admitted free.

The farewell parade will leave Dalton Lane at 4.20pm.

It will make a 'double run' through the town, following a route that will include Cavendish Street, High Street and Skipton Road – finishing back at Riverside.

Organisers say participating vehicles will be spaced as much as possible to minimise congestion.

Trust director Mick Berry says the future for the museum's collection is still unclear.

Whilst the museum centres on buses, its extensive collection – dating back as far as the 1920s – also includes cars, police and fire vehicles, other transport-related items and trolleybuses ­including WT 7101, the 1924 Keighley Corporation Straker Clough trolleybus which is undergoing restoration.

"At the moment it’s looking like we’re going to have to get two buildings just to store the collection but we do want to make sure we can get everything back together as soon as we can," said Mr Berry.

"This building that we’ve been in since 2005 is perfect for the collection as it’s got so much character and actually looks like an old bus depot."

The museum was founded in 1992, prompted by a need to find covered accommodation for a growing number of vehicles entering preservation.

Following the acquisition of vehicles from the then West Yorkshire Transport Museum, there was a need for expansion. And after considerable searching, Keighley Bus Museum moved into an old college building in Dalton Lane.

The collection was later moved further down Dalton Lane to the current location.

For more about the museum, visit the Keighley Bus Museum Trust Ltd Facebook page or go to kbmt.org.uk.