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

Last Updated: 09 February 2020

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.

Penzance 19 April – the season’s opener

The Cornwall Bus Preservation Society (CBPS) and TV&GWOT are working together to bring you our annual VR Revival and Vintage Bus Running Day. Centred on Penzance, it offers free vintage bus rides across the stunning West Cornwall Peninsula.  There will be new routes and new buses including the first appearances of recently restored local vehicles.  The latest information, including vehicle entry forms and programme information can be found here. Photo © Richard Kemble

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.



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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

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...

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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