A UNITED bus from the 1950s is returning to the city it served as part of a nostalgia day.

Durham City is hosting a number of attractions as part of the day on Saturday, August 20.

The bus, which started service in 1949, will be lined up on Framwellgate Bridge between 9.30am and 4pm, giving visitors the chance to discover its history or reminisce about journeys.

The bus, which operated in the city, is now owned by Aycliffe and District Bus Preservation Society,

Ian Wiggett, from the society , said: “We’re looking forward to bringing this bus back into Durham, telling its story to visitors and no doubt hearing people’s memories of using the bus services in and around Durham in the past.”

There will also be an exhibition of 1940s military vehicles and performances by The Forum Big Band in Walkergate and a living history tableau in Market Place.

Market manager Colin Wilkes said: “The old United bus on Framwellgate Bridge will no doubt be a favourite, and we’re thrilled that people will have the opportunity to see it up close in Durham once again.”