I have to respond to all clients and apologise most sincerely for the demise of both Halifax Joint Committee and Yorkshire Heritage Bus Company and the ensuing problems that have arisen for you all.

I also need to clarify the facts that seem to have been distorted and misunderstood by quite a few people:

Fact 1 – On the 27th February 2019 the Yorkshire Heritage Bus Company Limited entered into a (CVL) Creditors Voluntary Liquidation this was due to not being able to keep up with repayments with regard to the asset management company. These lovely old buses have been cared for by myself for many years; my first bus being saved in 1961, so this is a very sad time for me.

Fact 2 – I purchased the domain name Yorkshire Heritage Bus Company (without the limited) so that I could maintain the website and continue operating in the name of A.R.Blackman T/A Halifax Joint Committee in which the name bus operating licence is held and Yorkshire Heritage Bus Company (Not a bus operator and never has been) just an agency with a less local name than Halifax, to attract less localised business.

Fact 3 – I continued to trade, operate and take bookings and every intention of fulfilling them.

Fact 4 – Many years ago the 15 buses were put into asset management due to funding problems. Subsequently the spiralling overheads of storage and business rates of what is a seasonal business have taken their toll and I became unable to maintain my payments to the asset management company and the buses have been re-possessed and I have filed for bankruptcy.


I am not far off 80 years old and about to enter into bankruptcy which is a very disappointing end to my working life. Again, my sincere apologies

Tony Blackman