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

Last Updated: 17 March 2020


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Penzance Running Day Cancelled

We have taken the very difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Penzance Running Day, scheduled for 19 April. Along with our event partners at the Cornwall Bus Preservation Society, we have been closely following developments with the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19, in particular, the UK Government's advice on mass gatherings and events, and do not feel it is appropriate to go ahead with the event given the current situation. We regret the disappointment this will cause, but feel sure you will understand our decision.

Subject to developments, we hope to be able to welcome you back to Penzance later in the year.

Please check this website regularly for updates on our other 2020 events, and visit our Facebook page for regular announcements.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: South Devon SU Tour Postponed

With regret, but in light of the Government’s latest COVID-19 advice, we have to postpone the South Devon SU Tour planned for 29 March.  Many weeks of work have been put into the preparations by a number of Supporters so we are confident it will be an excellent trip once a new date can be confirmed.

Please check this website regularly for updates and visit our Facebook page for announcements.


Reading 100 celebrated in style

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.



Previous News

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

A collaboration between the Cornwall Bus Preservation Society and TV&GWOT gives free rides around the spectacular scenery of the West Cornwall Peninsula. Find out more... Cancelled

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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