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Last Updated: 20 December 2019

The Road Ahead in 2020
TV&GWOT is pleased to announce its programme for you to enjoy in 2020.  We have a mix of traditional favourites and special events to mark the significant anniversaries from our transport heritage (namely the centenaries of the National Omnibus & Transport Co. and Thames Valley Traction Co.).  Details are opposite and will follow via the Events page.
Past and present (pun intended)

TV&GWOT’s celebration of the Reading Motorbus centenary on 6/8 December 2019 was a great success see more

The Trust’s new book “100 years of Reading Motorbuses” was very well received.  It presents new material charting the development of the Reading routes and fleet decade by decade from the first Tilehurst to Caversham Heights venture.  Copies of the book can be purchased exclusively from TV&GWOT.  Find out more.

A present for yourself or someone else? Order by 20 December for Christmas delivery or for more relaxed reading in the new year.


21 September 2019 – 7’6” vintage buses serve the South Hams

Kingsbridge has been a market town for 800 years and the hub of bus services to Dartmouth for 100 years and Salcombe for 110 years. Known for the rolling hills, narrow lanes and stunning seascapes, the location is a favourite with passengers and crews alike. The running day saw 45 vintage buses & coaches operating.  The souvenir programme celebrates the many centenaries and anniversaries in bus travel   Find out more.

14 July 2019 - 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 2019

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 2019 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 2020

TV&GWOT is pleased to announce the following programme of events for 2020.  Details will be confirmed as plans develop.  See the Events page for more 2020 details and information about previous events.



Sunday 19 April 

Penzance VR Revival & Vintage Bus Running Day

It is hoped to collaborate for a 13th year with the Cornwall Bus Preservation Society to give free bus rides around the spectacular scenery of the West Cornwall Peninsula.

Friday 19-21 June

Royal Blue NOTC Centenary Run

The Royal Blue long distance coach run will double as a celebration of the centenary of the National Omnibus & Transport Company (formed on 13 February 1920).  The concept is to visit the company’s principal operating hubs across the breadth of England.

Sunday 12 July

TVT Centenary Vintage Bus Running Day

The Thames Valley Traction Company centenary falls on 10 July and it is intended that TV&GWOT’s running day to mark the occasion will be on the adjacent Sunday centred on Reading.

Saturday 19 September

Kingsbridge 7’6” Vintage Bus Running Day

The narrow lanes of the South Hams will again see vintage buses covering traditional routes to beautiful coast and country destinations


Events TV&GWOT hopes to attend in 2020

Sunday 3 May HCVS London to Brighton Commercial Vehicle Run

Details of other events will be confirmed once third party dates become available.


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