Harrogate Town may get open bus parade in town centre to mark football success

Harrogate Town's football heroes may get an open bus top parade through the town to mark their Wembley exploits.

Tuesday, 4th August 2020, 9:08 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th August 2020, 9:22 am
We are absolutely delighted for everyone at Harrogate Town" - Alex Hornby, chief executive at Harrogate Bus Company (Transdev Blazefield)

After manager Simon Weaver's men won promotion to the Football League proper for the first-time ever in its history on Sunday, Harrogate Bus Company said the team had inspired the whole town.

With civic voices now growing for official recognition of the club's incredible success, Harrogate Bus Company said it was keen to help celebrate the occasion in a way that the entire town could enjoy.

Alex Hornby, chief executive at Harrogate Bus Company (Transdev Blazefield) said: “We are absolutely delighted for everyone at Harrogate Town. They have been on a tremendous journey that has inspired us all.

"As the town’s bus company, the obvious thought that came to mind for us would be to donate the use of one of our open-top buses to run a route around Harrogate so the whole team could be cheered home in the best way possible.

"It’s such an historic occasion and needs to be commemorated.

"We hope that we can work towards something so all of us in Harrogate can join in a safe - yet inclusive - event and show the club the thanks and recognition they all so richly deserve.”

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