The Leicester Transport Heritage Trust will be mounting an exhibition in The Pedestrian Gallery in Rutland Street from 22nd – 28th July 2014 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Leicester’s first municipal motorbus service.
This ran between Humberstone Gate (Charles Street) and Evington Lane (St. Philip’s Church) and commenced on Thursday 24th July 1924. The service was operated by six Tilling-Stevens buses with locally built Brush 32-seat bodies. The buses had solid tyres and were painted in an attractive maroon and cream livery.
The exhibition will show the evolution of the motor bus in Leicester from 1924 to the present day.
All those that worked so hard to provide a very important service will be highlighted. Application forms from many former Leicester City Transport employees dating back to the 1880s will be displayed.
The Gallery@Pedestrian and LCB Depot will be showcased in its former role as a purpose built transport operating centre that first opened in March 1969.