TRANSPORT fanatics took a trip down memory lane to mark the 50th anniversary since the end of the trolleybus system in Reading.

An exhibition was hosted outside Reading Town Hall on Saturday, giving families the chance to learn more about the iconic vehicles.

The Jolly Trolley Fun Day saw members of the British Trolleybus Society educate visitors, who climbed on board for some face painting and balloon crafting.

Councillor Sarah Hacker, lead member for Culture, Heritage and Recreation, said :“I am sure there are many people with very fond memories of trolleybuses operating in Reading.

“These events gave people a chance to take a nostalgic trip back and for families to have a great day and find out about an important part of Reading’s public transport heritage.”

Reading Museum staged an ‘On the Trolleybuses’ exhibition of artefacts, including models, uniforms, ticket machines, timetables and photos.

Trolleybuses started operating in Reading in July 1936 and served the town for 32 years.

Three trolleybuses made their last ceremonial run from Mill Lane to Tilehurst and back on the afternoon of November 3, 1968.

Reading Museum and the British Trolleybus Association arranged activities to mark the 50th anniversary of this event with the support of a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.