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Last Updated: 21 August 2019

 
 

21 September – 7’6” vintage buses serve the South Hams

Join TV&GWOT in Kingsbridge, a charming market town for 800 years and the hub of bus services to Dartmouth for 100 years and Salcombe for 110 years. Travel on a network of routes to coast and countryside destinations throughout the picturesque South Hams. Known for the rolling hills and narrow lanes, the location is a favourite with passengers and crews alike. With 40 or so vintage buses and coaches anticipated, you can pre-order a programme to plan your day. Find out more.
 

14 July - Tavistock for a day out in the late 1960s

Visitors relished the time warp that transformed Tavistock bus station on 14 July into a scene from the late 1960s. Buses and coaches from the era and of the types that operated there, gave rides on original routes through mid-Devon and over Dartmoor. Tavistock’s Mayor kindly launched the VR - the bus of the future - featured in the souvenir programme. Find out more
 

Royal Blue Run, 20 & 21-23 June 2019

TV&GWOT’s 2019 Royal Blue Run, was an epic re-creation of Royal Blue, Associated Motorways and TrawsCambria services.  Whether you enjoyed it in person or unfortunately missed it, just click here for details or go to our Facebook page for more photos and action footage.  The success is testament to the dedication of the owners of the fine coaches taking part.
 

Road & rail trips from Didcot on 2 June

Vintage bus trips were enjoyed in and around Didcot on 2 June on former Great Western Road Motors, Thames Valley and City of Oxford routes.  Organised by TV&GWOT in conjunction with the Great Western Society’s Transport Rally, it was a day combining buses, coaches, cars and steam trains.    Find out more.

 

Easter weekend in Penzance

Record-breaking numbers of vehicles and passengers turned out in glorious sunshine for the ever-popular CBPS/TV&GWOT Penzance Running Day over Easter weekend.  A very few copies of the souvenir programme remain showcasing changing liveries in the Cornish bus scene.  Find out more

 

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TV&GWOT Events 2019

Building on the successes enjoyed by many last year, TV&GWOT is organising the following events for 2019.  Vehicle entry forms and programmes for the running days can be obtained from the individual event web pages.  Information will be updated as events approach but follow us on Facebook for the very latest information
   
Saturday 21 Sept

Kingsbridge 7’6” Vintage Bus Running Day

(with an excursion of participants on Sunday 22 September)

Updated 17 Aug - Update with some programme, excursion and vehicle details

Updated 21 Aug 19

   
Date tbc

Reading Corporation motor bus service centenary

 (started 6 December 1919)

   

Events TV&GWOT hopes to attend in 2019

   
Sunday 25 Aug Plymouth City Transport Bus Rally, Milehouse Garage, Plymouth
   
12-13 Oct Buses, Beer and Walks weekend, Isle of Wight
 
     
 

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