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Last Updated: 01 August 2018

 
 

Kingsbridge - Saturday 15 September

TV&GWOT’s 2018 event finale is the Running Day in Kingsbridge on 15 September. With new routes and new vehicles entered, there will be plenty of variety whether you have come in previous years or this is your first visit. A lavishly illustrated programme will have special features on stopping points and the history of bus and ferry services around the South Hams coast. There’s still time to enter a vehicle (closing date 14 August) and advance orders for programmes can be placed. Find out more.
 

Royal Blue Run, 2018

For our 2018 Royal Blue Run some thirteen vintage coaches enjoyed a three-day adventure from London’s Victoria Coach Station to Sussex, Hampshire, Dorset, Somerset, Devon and beyond. Find out more about the run and get an insight to the trip from the video posts on our Facebook page
 

Tavistock in Sunny June

Tavistock on Sunday 24 June was a perfect ‘Day Out in 1968’.  An authentic line-up of vehicles created a nostalgic scene within this fine stannary town.  Some 1,900 passenger journeys were made across the unspoilt scenery of Dartmoor. A few programmes are still available including extensively illustrated histories of local bus operations.  

 

Thames Valley & Reading Success

Our Thames Valley & Reading Running Day proved to be a great success, with over 4,500 passenger journeys recorded. Thames Valley and Reading Corporation vehicles were joined by those from neighbouring fleets to recreate routes including those of the former Reading Trolleybus network, closed 50 years ago.

 

An All-time Record

Our 2018 Penzance Running Day resulted in 6763 passenger journeys, a record for our events to date. Thanks go to all our volunteers and to our friends at Cornwall Bus Preservation Society who, working together, brought a huge amount of interest and happiness to South West Cornwall in April.
 

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TV&GWOT Events 2018

Saturday 15 September

Kingsbridge Running Day

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

   
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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