A SEASON of free talks – with a heritage transport theme – is being held at Keighley's Cliffe Castle Museum.

At the first of the events, organised by Cliffe Castle Support Group, Graham Mitchell spoke about life working on the buses as a 1960s student during holidays.

The next two speakers are both former presidents of the Keighley Association of Engineers.

This Saturday (May 20), Bruce MacDougall, an expert on railway signalling and train control systems, will give a talk. He will take his audience on a 'journey' through the ages, from flag-and-clock signalling to today’s automated network control.

And on Saturday, June 17, Brian Clough will speak about his experiences driving a steam road locomotive, more commonly known as a traction engine or steam roller. Over the years, he has travelled more than 200 miles on public highways under steam power.

Both talks start at 2pm, and booking is essential – phone 01535 618231, email cliffe.castle@bradford.gov.uk or call in at the museum.