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  A registered charity committed to keeping alive the rich history of road passenger transport "fro' Paddington to Penzance"  
 

Last Updated: 15 January 2018

 
 
Save the Dates!

We’ve now confirmed dates for our major events in 2018, including Penzance and Kingsbridge running days, our Royal Blue Coach Run, a mini running day in Tavistock and a Thames Valley & Reading running day. Further details of each will be announced in due course, but for now, save the dates listed to the right!

 
2017: Busy Times
2017 has been the Trust’s busiest year to date, with almost 29,000 free vintage bus rides given at our events and on vehicles representing the Trust elsewhere. We covered nearly 22,000 miles and recorded 301 ‘vehicle days’ on the road. We acquired three very significant vehicles, launched a successful fundraising appeal to enable major work on one of those and progressed restoration on several others. Visit our Workshop Blog to revisit some of the highlights of a busy 2017.
 
Southern National KSW joins our collection
We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Southern National 1852, the only surviving ‘National’ Bristol KSW, from Haynes Motor Museum in Somerset. Having owned the bus for 27 years, Haynes have selected our Trust as the best new home for 1852 on the strength of our restoration and charitable work to date. Find out more or contribute to 1852’s purchase and restoration.
 

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TV&GWOT Events 2018

Sunday 18 March

Tavistock Mini Running Day

A selection of specially invited vehicles faithfully recreate a day out in 1968.

 

 

Sunday 15 April

Penzance Running Day

Free vintage bus services on coast and country routes in West Cornwall. Click here for more details

   

Sunday 3 June

Thames Valley & Reading Running Day

Free vintage bus services in the Thames Valley, radiating from Reading.

   

Fri-Sun 15-17 June

Royal Blue & Associated Motorways Coach Run

Vintage coaches complete a long-distance run.

   

Saturday 15 September

Kingsbridge Running Day

Free vintage bus services on coast and country routes in South Devon.

   
We will also be attending several other events organised by others during 2018. Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date.
 
     
 

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