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  WELCOME TO THE THAMES VALLEY & GREAT WESTERN OMNIBUS TRUST  
  A registered charity committed to keeping alive the rich history of road passenger transport "fro' Paddington to Penzance"  
 

Last Updated: 13 December 2018

 
 

Christmas Shopping?

Looking for the perfect gift for a like-minded friend or family member - how about a year as a Trust Supporter (see offer)? 

Or why not treat yourself to back-copies of event programmes you may have missed during the year, available now at stocking-filler prices? Each contains historic photos and articles of lasting interest click here to see more
 

Kingsbridge Success

Tremendous work from our Supporters and volunteers resulted in a fitting finale to the Trust’s 2018 events season. A record 6,581 journeys were recorded at Kingsbridge Running Day, with 43 buses operating on 25 routes in glorious weather. Volunteers were treated to a day out on Dartmoor the following day; enjoy the photos on our Facebook page.
 

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 2019

   

After our busiest year of events to date, we are now working on our programme of events for 2019. These will be announced here in due course. Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date.

 
     
 

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