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

Last Updated: 18 March 2018


Tavistock: Latest Information

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Devon this weekend. For the latest information on Tavistock Vintage Bus Running Day and how it may be affected, visit our Facebook page.

The Year Ahead

Save the dates of our main events in 2018 and join us for some free vintage bus rides.

As well as our established running days in Penzance and Kingsbridge, we’re looking forward to a special mini running day in Tavistock in March, recreating the town’s bus service from 1968.  Plus, we’re planning a new Thames Valley & Reading running day in June. We also have our annual long distance Royal Blue Coach Run, further details of which we expect to announce soon.

You can now pre-order programmes for our events in Tavistock and Penzance


We’re delighted to have welcomed our 1000th follower on Facebook. If you don’t already follow us, our Facebook page is a great way to keep in touch with our day to day news on restorations, events and future plans. Better still, why not join our Supporters group in 2018 and enjoy all the exclusive benefits for as little as £22/year. Sign up now.

2017: Busy Times
2017 has been the Trust’s busiest year to date, with almost 29,000 free vintage bus rides given at our events and on vehicles representing the Trust elsewhere. We covered nearly 22,000 miles and recorded 301 ‘vehicle days’ on the road. We acquired three very significant vehicles, launched a successful fundraising appeal to enable major work on one of those and progressed restoration on several others. Visit our Workshop Blog to revisit some of the highlights of a busy 2017.

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TV&GWOT Events 2018

Sunday 15 April

Penzance Running Day

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


Sunday 3 June

Thames Valley & Reading Running Day

Free vintage bus services in the Thames Valley, radiating from Reading.


Fri-Sun 15-17 June

Royal Blue & Associated Motorways Coach Run

Vintage coaches complete a long-distance run.


Saturday 15 September

Kingsbridge Running Day

Free vintage bus services on coast and country routes in South Devon.

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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